History UsefulNotes / TheLondonUnderground

15th Oct '17 3:55:00 PM GirlofMassDeconstruction
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* The underground gods from ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine,'' Morrigan and Baphomet, reside here. Their concerts are here, and people come down to hear them.
29th Sep '17 11:00:49 AM DarcyFoster
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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' has most of its Earth sequences set in London and during the final battle in Greenwich, Thor is unexpectedly teleported to the Underground and has to take the Tube back to the battle.

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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' has most of its Earth sequences set in London and during the final battle in Greenwich, Thor is unexpectedly teleported to the Underground and has to take the Tube back to the battle. (Although this requires ArtisticLicense - he is told that the train at the station is three stops away from Greenwich. There is no tube connection between Charing Cross and Greenwich.)
17th Jul '17 10:29:09 AM Trueman001
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* The Londonist YouTube channel includes videos of the several attempts (some successful) of channel member Geoff Marshall to claim (or to claim back) the record for visiting all the stations.
17th Jul '17 10:25:57 AM Trueman001
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* The music accompanying the London New Year's Day fireworks invariably begins with the iconic "Mind the gap!" sound clip.
18th May '17 1:20:07 PM Trueman001
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** The station Mornington Cresent was apparently chosen because of its erratic opening hours (which have varied between fully open, fully closed, closed Sundays, peak hours only, and exit only during peaks) and the difficulty in getting there by train -- there are two Northern Line routes between Euston and Camden Town, but Mornington Crescent is only on the Charing Cross branch, which leads to a somewhat eccentric service pattern. Bewildered fans can occassionally be found standing on the Northern Line platforms trying to figure it out.

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** The station Mornington Cresent Crescent was apparently chosen because of its erratic opening hours (which have varied between fully open, fully closed, closed Sundays, peak hours only, and exit only during peaks) and the difficulty in getting there by train -- there are two Northern Line routes between Euston and Camden Town, but Mornington Crescent is only on the Charing Cross branch, which leads to a somewhat eccentric service pattern. Bewildered fans can occassionally occasionally be found standing on the Northern Line platforms trying to figure it out.


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** If devised nowadays, the game would probably be named after Kensington Olympia, which is said to currently (May 2017) get only two Tube trains a day, except on rare occasions. This makes getting the record for visiting all stations much more difficult than before, since it requires very precise planning ''and'' a measure of luck in avoiding problems elsewhere.
18th May '17 1:08:13 PM Trueman001
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* The whole plot of the novel ''Tunnel Vision'' is a bet the main character, Andy, does with his best friend that he can ride the whole system in a day (people have tried this). Him being a '{{trainspotter}}', his internal monologue features a lot of useless trivia about the system.

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* The whole plot of the novel ''Tunnel Vision'' is a bet the main character, Andy, does with his best friend that he can ride the whole system in a day (people have tried done this). Him being a '{{trainspotter}}', his internal monologue features a lot of useless trivia about the system.
15th Mar '17 6:22:24 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The first available metro system in ''Mini Metro'' is the London Underground.

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* The first available metro system in ''Mini Metro'' ''VideoGame/MiniMetro'' is the London Underground.
20th Feb '17 12:18:44 PM DarcyFoster
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Entire books have been written on the system, so we'll be brief here. The London Underground runs on a four-rail 630V direct current. It has 275 stations at present. Not all of the Underground is actually "underground"; much of it is (like many other subway systems) above the surface, over half in this case, with some "underground" stations in the open air (in fact some Underground trains share stations with UsefulNotes/NationalRail services). The Docklands Light Railway is a separate system -- almost entirely above the surface, run by a different company and has a different power system -- but is shown on the tube map and counted as a tube line for ticketing purposes. Many people seem to think it is just another tube line.

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Entire books have been written on the system, so we'll be brief here. The London Underground runs on a four-rail 630V direct current. It has 275 stations at present. Not all of the Underground is actually "underground"; much of it is (like many other subway systems) above the surface, over half in this case, with some "underground" stations in the open air [[note]]in an unusual example, the Underground platforms at Whitechapel are ''above'' its Overground platforms[[/note]] (in fact some Underground trains share stations with UsefulNotes/NationalRail services). The Docklands Light Railway is a separate system -- almost entirely above the surface, run by a different company and has a different power system -- but is shown on the tube map and counted as a tube line for ticketing purposes. Many people seem to think it is just another tube line.
12th Dec '16 3:14:14 PM LondonKdS
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* Music videos filmed at Underground stations include Howard Jones' "New Song" and Music/{{Aqua}}'s "Turn Back Time" (from the '' Film/SlidingDoors'' soundtrack), both filmed at Holborn station; Boris Gardiner's "I Want To Wake Up With You", filmed at Westbourne Park station; and Music/TheProdigy's "Firestarter", filmed on the Aldwych branch.

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* Music videos filmed at Underground stations include Howard Jones' "New Song" and Music/{{Aqua}}'s "Turn Back Time" (from the '' Film/SlidingDoors'' soundtrack), both filmed at Holborn station; Boris Gardiner's "I Want To Wake Up With You", filmed at Westbourne Park station; and both Everlast's "Black Jesus" and Music/TheProdigy's "Firestarter", filmed on the Aldwych branch.
22nd Nov '16 7:16:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Loki, Sif and the Warriors Three go down into the Tube system via the Victoria Station during Operation Overlord (the name was intentional) to hunt [[ArmyOfTheDead the]] ''[[ArmyOfTheDead Veirdrdraugar]]''.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Loki, Sif and the Warriors Three go down into the Tube system via the Victoria Station during Operation Overlord (the name was intentional) to hunt [[ArmyOfTheDead the]] ''[[ArmyOfTheDead Veirdrdraugar]]''.the ''Veirdrdraugar''.
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