Walking the Met Line Part 2
After yesterday’s trek from Paddington to Euston Square, we did more of an amble between King’s Cross and Farringdon today to complete the original Metropolitan Line.
We didn’t have to wait very long for our first chance to see down to the Tube tracks once we left King’s Cross…
One of the openings to the Tube tracks in St. Chad Place
To have a look, I did the old ‘hold my camera/phone over my head and the wall and take a photo’ trick. Turned out alright…
We got to go through some more quiet streets today. Yesterday’s walk was of course pretty much right down Marylebone and Euston Roads as that is how the Tube line runs.
We took a small detour from the Met Line into Ray Street.
We all stood around that small grate in the street and didn’t say a word. From the there, you can hear the Fleet River as it’s directly above the sewer it now runs through.
Our Terminus, Farringdon Station. This station building being from 1923. It shows the station’s second name along the top; Farringdon & High Holborn. First it was called Farringdon Street and of course now, just Farringdon.
If you fancy taking a Tube walk, have a look at Mark’s website where he has a schedule up of his Piccadilly, District, and Central line walks.
Walking the Met Line Part 1
My buddy Mark Mason is doing a walk of the Metropolitan Line for the London Transport Museum as part of the Met’s / Tube’s 150th birthday.
Today’s walk was part 1 - Paddington to Euston Square. Or as they were named back in January 1863 when they opened, Bishops Road and Gower Street. I took a couple of snaps before it got a bit rainy.
Tomorrow we will be doing the rest of the original line; from King’s Cross to Farringdon.