Angel to King’s Cross The Indirect Way

INTRODUCTION

On Saturday I had occasion to visit NAS HQ in London for a training session (for a full account click here) and had the opportunity to take some London Underground themed shots after I had finished.

SERENDIPITY

Although I travelled to the event with someone else (who had specifically asked that we travel together as I knew my way to the venue and he was uncertain) he had things to do after the event, which left me free to go my own way at that point. We walked from King’s Cross to the venue, as I did not consider it worth the long descent to the Northern line at King’s Cross and then the ascent via the longest escalator in London at the other end for so short a journey. For the journey back, with only myself to consider I decided to use the underground, but not for a one-stop journey. In the end I went south on the Northern to Moorgate and changed there to the Met/ Circle/ Hammersmith & City lines to arrive at King’s Cross having only a short change to make.

ROUNDELS

As the good folks at Londonist have pointed out here, there is a lot of variation between roundels. While I did not see any really special examples, there were some quite nice ones which I captured…

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A roundel near the surface at King's Cross
A roundel near the surface at King’s Cross
This one is at ground-level, directly above a flight of stairs heading downwards.
This one is at ground-level, directly above a flight of stairs heading downwards.

SOME OTHER LONDON
UNDERGROUND THEMED PICTURES

In the course of this little journey I also got a few other pictures…

The southbound platform at Angel - exceptionally wide because in this space there used to be both sets of trracks either side of an island platform before the station was done up (Euston, Bank branch exhibits the same quirk for the same reason)
The southbound platform at Angel – exceptionally wide because in this space there used to be both sets of trracks either side of an island platform before the station was done up (Euston, Bank branch exhibits the same quirk for the same reason)
Circle/ Hammersmtih & City/ Metropolitan route map on enamel, Moorgate
Circle/ Hammersmtih & City/ Metropolitan route map on enamel, Moorgate
Metropolitan timetable
Metropolitan timetable

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A Circle/ Hammersmith & City/ District line train at Moorgate
A Circle/ Hammersmith & City/ District line train at Moorgate
Where the 'city-widened lines' began in the dim and distant past.
Where the ‘city-widened lines’ began in the dim and distant past.
Another legacy of the past near King's Cross - the original King's Cross platforms, just east of the current ones.
Another legacy of the past near King’s Cross – the original King’s Cross platforms, just east of the current ones.
Map, King's Cross
Map, King’s Cross

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