As London’s Underground Railway network keeps on moving more than 5 million people across London in a typical day , there is more fascinating history on the network is revealed.
In 249 mile long network , there are 49 tube stations turned into Ghost stations. It has been created by Franklin Jarrier, who not only names these ‘ghost stations’ – marked in grey on the map – but indicates the date they closed.
There are 270 functioning stations across our network, but at least 40 Overground and Underground stations still in existence are no longer used for travel.
The Map can be browsed here The level of detail is astonishing – even platform numbers are pinpointed.
The abandoned stations are marked in grey and on this central London section include Down Street, Brompton Road and Aldwych on the blue Piccadilly line, British Museum on the red Central line and City Road on the black Northern line
In this section of the map abandoned stations such as St Mary’s (District line), which closed in 1938, and Shoreditch (East London line), which closed in 1940, are indicated. St Mary’s station was destroyed by a bomb during the Second World War
In the North West, the Tube once almost reached Bicester and Bletchley. Brill was closed in 1935 due to lack of passengers and subsequently demolished.
Further south, it used to service Slough. The line was cancelled in 1885 due to low passenger numbers.
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or on Google Map.
Credit for this wonderful piece of ghoulish cartography goes to Dylan Maryk, who plotted the locations on a Google map along with information about when, and why, each was closed, and UsvsTh3m, who turned the results into the Tube diagram above. Thanks to Andy Pick for bringing it to our attention.
Transport for London have a habit of getting these things taken down so it might not be long for this world.
In a similar vein, we’re also very impressed by this map of all the ghost stations along with planned Tube extensions that haven’t happened (yet).
Inside York Road on the Piccadilly line. It was closed on September 17, 1932, because of low passenger numbers