Saturday, 10 July 2010
There lurks on the London Underground network a tube station that won't appear on any tube map, past, present or indeed future. In use on most days, yet no trains ever call there and no passengers ever use it. Fully fitted out with Oyster card readers, signalling and display boards, it isn't an old abandoned station.
This is in fact a fully fitted out fake tube station built by London Underground on the 3rd floor of an office block and is used to teach new employees what goes where and when. It is slightly surreal to go into a fairly generic office building, then on the third floor, find the entrance to a tube station - complete with fake newspaper stall and wire mesh grills.