Year: 2018

  • Tube Xmas posters and pictures

    Hyde Park Now-Tube Xmas posters and pictures

    Now that Xmas is most definitely over, can we move on and look forward to the New Year? Not just yet! I have a selection of Xmas tube goodies for those of you who still need their yuletide fix! Roll on Santa once again as we take a look at some Xmas themed images related […]

  • Warren St/King's Cross photo surveys

    Hyde Park Now-Warren St/King's Cross photo surveys

    A series of pictures to show the alignment between Warren Street and King’s Cross tube stations can indeed be seen, as well as both stations from the main entrance to Euston station by the gatehouses at Euston Grove. Upon doing these extra surveys I found it was much easier to see Warren Street from King’s […]

  • London's furthest sighted tube stations?

    Hyde Park Now-London's furthest sighted tube stations?

    Everyone talks about how near or how far a tube station is, whether its for walking, a short cut or simply an out of station interchange. Or for example its a means of avoiding the tube altogether – like Leicester Square – Covent Garden, White City – Wood Lane, Queensway – Bayswater, Lancaster Gate – […]

  • Euston's arch was demolished for a tube station!

    Hyde Park Now-Euston's arch was demolished for a tube station!

    Did you know the famous Euston Arch was in the way of the Underground? That new escalators and a ticket hall (to replace the old building and lifts on Melton Street and elsewhere belonging to the Northern Line) were needed? It turns out the demolition of the arch was necessary – and at an early […]

  • King’s Cross Euston Warren St 1968

    Hyde Park Now-King’s Cross Euston Warren St 1968

    On this day, 1st December 1968 the Victoria Line opened stage two of its Walthamstow to Victoria route which entailed just three new stations. King’s Cross, Euston and Warren Street. Much like the first stage, this second was conducted without ceremony with services starting to a normal timetable. Again it fell on a Sunday, London […]

  • Twenty One Pilots to Eweston

    Hyde Park Now-Twenty One Pilots to Eweston

    Euston tube station (or is it Eweston?) is certainly doing big adverts these days! In October 2018 hordes of people were visiting the station, often going out of their way just to see the impressive Twenty One Pilots advert which featured the music duo’s latest album, Trench. The pics I took of the advert were […]

  • Euston Station Anniversary Special

    Hyde Park Now-Euston Station Anniversary Special

    On this day fifty years ago the Queen opened the new Euston station. This embedded video (below) from You Tube shows pretty much the whole proceedings. The large stone unveiled by the Queen still stands to this day near the escalators leading to the tube station. Euston station is a place one can either like, […]

  • St Pancras at 150 #2

    Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150 #2

    A follow on from Monday’s feature which showed mainly aspects of the station and the railway from the 1860s to the 21st century. This section covers the years to 2018, from the reconstruction of St. Pancras as an international station right through to the 150 celebrations and includes many aspects of the hotel itself as […]

  • St Pancras at 150

    Hyde Park Now-St Pancras at 150

    Today its 150 years since St. Pancras station opened its doors. These pictures range from the construction of the station right to the present as well as the hotel and other aspects and there is a good variety of pictures to be seen. On the first of October 2018, the station will be holding its […]

  • Driving thro rail tunnels for fun!

    Hyde Park Now-Driving thro rail tunnels for fun!

    Whilst discussing the Gotthard Bahn the other week I got this idea for a couple of ‘road trips’ through some railway tunnels. Generally no-one can just drive cars through any railway tunnels, but what I am about to discuss is very different! Take for example the Schöllenen railway. Some of you will know this metre […]