The big anniversary is upon us – the Victoria Line turns 50 this weekend! There will be events taking place this weekend (and articles on this blog with pictures not seen before.) Quite a few people and organisations are already tweeting on the 50th anniversary of the line and a number of celebrations and parties will be taking place at the original batch of Victoria Line stations, Walthamstow, Blackhorse Road, Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters, Finsbury Park and Highbury. A special logo has been created by TfL for the events.
Anything of interest related to the anniversary celebrations will be published here. Details will also be published on TfL’s Twitter and at its Victoria Line stations Highbury to Walthamstow.
The feature image, ‘Victoria Line – London’s Pride’ was regularly seen on publicity in the first year of the new services. This logo has been specially recreated by 1londonblog for the 50th Anniversary.
TfL’s special Victoria Line 50th Anniversary logo
Tomorrow 1st September 2018:
Celebrations at each of the original Victoria Line stations from Walthamstow to Highbury. These begin at Walthamstow at 11am and proceed every 45 minutes to the other stations. Times: Walthamstow 11am, Blackhorse Road 11.45am, Tottenham Hale 12.30pm, Seven Sisters 13.15pm, Finsbury Park 14.00pm, Highbury & Islington 14.45pm.
Victoria Line 50th Anniversary poster at Walthamstow. Each of the stations has one, with the above times specified.
— Brian Watts (@nair3y) September 1, 2018
— Canndy Corn (@anngav) September 1, 2018
While we’re celebrating today’s 50th anniversary of the mighty @victorialine, worth noting it was the first public transport project ever to be supported/refined by a social cost-benefit analysis, pioneering work by Christopher Forster & Michael Beesley. https://t.co/CrxAwnXmVg pic.twitter.com/x4WIYGmYIf
— Richard Price (@richardprice101) September 1, 2018
History and refreshments today to mark the 50th anniversary of the first part of the mighty @victorialine on 1 September 1968. 14:45 today, Highbury and Islington Station. pic.twitter.com/QXzGBazOJw
— Highbury Fields (@FieldsHighbury) September 1, 2018
Happy Birthday @victorialine pic.twitter.com/iz7VCXtcf1
— BusAndTrainUser (@BusAndTrainUser) September 1, 2018
Certainly haven't been reading this ahead of tomorrow's anniversary.
Nope, not at all. pic.twitter.com/sdbt6oELmm
— ianVisits (@ianvisits) August 31, 2018
This week the #VictoriaLine turns 50 🎂 To continue TfL’s long history of commissioning great public art, every station has its own tile design representing the local area. #50sthenew30 pic.twitter.com/RgNumui55q
— Art on the Underground (@aotulondon) August 30, 2018
Celebrations as the Victoria line turns 50
— TradingPlaces (@TradingPlacesGB) August 30, 2018
As a little #ThrowbackThursday, take a look at how the automatic fare gates at Seven Sisters used to look! 🤩
Bonus points if you can correctly guess what year this was?
A very big happy birthday to the Victoria line! 🎈 pic.twitter.com/8LsCPIqGUl
— Transport for London 😷 (@TfL) August 30, 2018
Victoria line celebrates 50th anniversary this weekend https://t.co/JA0og0GrP0
— East London YA (@EastLondonYA) August 30, 2018
— CILT(UK) (@ciltuk) August 30, 2018
— Modernism in Metroland (@mod_in_metro) August 30, 2018
— CapitalWalksinLondon (@Capitalwalks) August 30, 2018
Did you know, before the Victoria line trains were put into service, they were tested on the ‘Hainault loop’ of the Central line? 👇
Wishing the Victoria line a very happy 50th birthday! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/Xw0ccGsyo5
— Transport for London 😷 (@TfL) August 27, 2018
We’re getting ready to wish the Victoria line a very happy birthday! 🎁
To celebrate we’ve captured all of the places you need to visit along the line.
Check out the full list! 👇 https://t.co/kZGadHdYCL
— Transport for London 😷 (@TfL) August 24, 2018
We will be holding a special event over the weekend of 1st-2nd September 2018 to celebrate 50 Years of the Victoria Line! More information: https://t.co/7GSyJkwPBd
— Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum (@pumphousemuseum) August 16, 2018