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The Tube: Photographer Captures Every Station on the Northern Line

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A London based photographer has artfully captured every station on the Northern Line on the London Underground.

From his website:

Life on the Northern Line is my life, in several senses of the words. I literally live on the Northern Line: the trains pass underneath my apartment 20 hours a day, only discernible by a faint rumble in the quiet of the early morning. The Northern Line is also my artery into the city: it connects my home to my work and to my friends. And also to the wealth of experience London has to offer. Cut off the Northern Line, and I am dead: it supplies my lifeblood, life would be lacking vitality without it.

The Northern Line encompasses 50 Underground stations, from Morden in the far south of London to Edgware and High Barnet in the north. It takes about 75 minutes to travel from one end to the other, passing through 8 payment zones. There are several crucial interchanges on the line: Kennington, which splits the Northern Line into two branches, one via Charing Cross and one via Bank; Waterloo, which intersects two other lines and is a large mainline overground station; Bank, which joins the Northern Line to the Docklands Light Railway, as well as three other underground lines; and towards the north, two large mainline stations, Euston and King’s Cross St. Pancras, which allow travel to the rest of the UK. The Northern Line is the backbone of London, lying north-south on the map, spanning 25 miles as the crow flies.

Click here to see the whole series!

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.

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  1. I looked at these pictures while at work, and I just gave a deep sigh. These pictures bring back soooo many good memories; I studied there in London for a semester back in the fall of 2008, and had absolutely the time of my life. It was my first real experience living on my own in a way, and using the Underground was my main means of transport to experiencing all the locales I wanted to visit around London. My route to the Northern Line meant walking 5 minutes to my bus stop(lived with local family in Muswell Hill), then taking the bus for something like 5 minutes or so, to the Highgate station. Remember always picking up the free newspaper/magazine they gave out there; I think it was centered around sports or something? The ride itself into central London (classes were in Birkbeck), took around 30 minutes, and I got off at Goodge Street. Then took the same route back. Did this every day for four months. God what an experience that was.

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