Unbuilt London: The “figure of eight” tube line

Unbuilt London: The “figure of eight” tube line.

There should be a major train junction under Oxford Circus acting as the centre point of a large double-loop tube line, had plans shown off in 1988 gone ahead.

The £2.3 billion figure-of-eight tube line would have largely doubled the capacity of much of the existing Circle line and also the Waterloo & City line, but with the pinch in the centre doubling up parts of the Victoria and Bakerloo lines to create a nexus underneath Oxford Circus.

figure of eight tube line 1024x641 - Unbuilt London: The “figure of eight” tube line
It was however just one proposal in a number of a schemes that were investigated as part of the Central London Rail Study Group report, which also considered issues such as splitting the Northern line into two, extending the Central line, the Crossrail proposals, and extending the Jubilee line to somewhere via docklands.

There should be a major junction under Oxford Circus acting as the centre point of a large double-loop tube line, had plans shown off in 1988 gone ahead.

Read more from the source: Unbuilt London: The “figure of eight” tube line – IanVisits

Advertisements