Wasn't sure which forum to post this on, mods feel free to re-locate.
I posted this on another board but maybe of interested here too :
One of the features of the post-LT/LU era Northern City line (Moorgate / Drayton Park) tube section stations was the pale yellow dim fluorescent strips along the sidewalls about 3 ft above platform surface that would act as an emergency guide in lighting loss.
I was down there this evening (EDIT, this was Tuesday 18/06/19) and used all stations, and all have lost them.
The thing is it looks like deliberate removal, they've all gone, hacked away leaving a bare groove.
But I know they were there on 18/04 as travelling with others and we commented on them, and I did not notice they were missing on 04/06 when I made similar subterranean moves as today.
I'm just wondering if this is some H&S nuttiness like someone discovering the fluorescent material was Extract Of Trawsfynnyd or something equally noxious. To have suddenly but consistently removed the lot at every station indicates something deliberate.
They have gone recently as part of the latest attempt to superficially touch up the stations in conjunction with the role out of the class 710's which also saw the Network South East friezes being stuck over with plain vinyl stickers.
The fluorescent light skirting, which had been a redundant feature for a number of years went at Moorgate in March/May 2019 in anticipation of the tiling works and presumably that will repeat itself progressively with the other platforms on the NCL.
The current state of the platforms at Moorgate now with a matching colour palette with the rest of the Underground station. As the Tweeter thesleves acknowledges, the bathroom brigade grows again.