The Wonderpass is open!

The Wonderpass entrance one week after its official opening. The former subway underneath Marylebone Road at Baker Street is finally open as Wonderpass. The official opening took place on 29th January 2016 with participants from TfL, City of Westminster, University of Westminster, Baker Street Quarter, Royal Academy of Music, Bigg Design, and others. The underpass […]

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Wonderpass – how it utilises a bit part from 1863

1863 is the year the Metropolitan Railway opened. It consisted of four miles and six through stations. Of these just three were truly underground. Gower Street (Euston Square), Portland Road (Great Portland Street) and the more famous Baker Street. The main entrance was originally at the western end of the station, and this was latterly […]

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The Great Portland Street walk

The news has been abound with reports of TfL’s new tube walking map, which shows distances between tube stations in terms of walking times. The usual walking alternatives such as Paddington-Lancaster Gate,  Aldgate-Aldgate East and others come up again and again (Standard 11th Nov 2015) However few ever discuss conundrums such as Great Portland Street […]

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Brunel terminus

The 1850’s terminus at Paddington is an awesome building. Designed and engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the northernmost shed was recently cleaned & it looks splendid. This was probably an easier job as it is the newest of the four trainsheds, built in the 1900’s. The two middle and western trainsheds are originals from the […]

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