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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Mornington Crescent

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For those of you who are BBC Radio 4 listeners you may have across the programme sub-titled The Antidote to Panel Games; I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue (known to its fans as ISIHAC). For fifty series since 1972 it was chaired by the much missed Humphrey Lyttelton.

Exterior of Mornington Crescent tube station

Exterior of Mornington Crescent tube station

One game that defied definition, rules, etc. was Mornington Crescent. Yesterday whilst exploring the bus services north from Euston I came across the exterior of the station for the first time, having travelled through it quite a few times of late.

The station had been closed for an extended period for refurbishment, including the lifts. There are no escalators here, only two lifts (one of which was not working during my visit) and a staircase of 69 steps.

Name of the Northern Line tube station on the tiles

Name of the Northern Line tube station on the tiles

Like many of the Northern Line stations I have recently been through, as well as the time honoured way of having the name of the station in the centre of the London Transport Roundel, the name is also on the tiles.

I have been taken how many of the London Underground stations still retain their original features and buildings. I think this maybe a cue for a series of blog postings on various Underground Stations.

You can find out more about Mornington Crescent station at its Wikipedia Entry

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

One thought on “Mornington Crescent

  1. Good idea, wish I had done it when we went to Paris, the Metro system there is full of wonderful original features.

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