I think the station is really showing its age. I noticed on the route from the eastbound circle to northbound met, it looks as if some construction work is occurring. If I am not mistaken, I thought I saw a coffee brand on one of the boards, is this true or am I mistaken?
Post by holborncentral on Aug 19, 2018 21:00:39 GMT
I love those platforms. It's like a Victorian time capsule and I can just picture people dressed in the elaborate suits and dresses of the era standing and waiting for their trains. I'd love to go down there one day wearing a Victorian-style dress. I love how not a lot has changed apart from modern signage and some renovations here and there.
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For many years the "bricks" were hidden behind hoardings.
When these were removed the walls were in very poor condition. This was because of water ingress. Some is still evident at the Edgware Road end. I understand this was mainly caused by a leaking water main.
This may have finally been repaired last year.
London Stone were given the job of restoring the "brickwork". They removed damaged sections and replaced it with a paste. Once set, brick shapes were cut into it and then the gaps were pointed to look like finished walls..
(This also happened at Paddington were some of the repairs have fallen off.)
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