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Euston Square tube: More stuff gone

Euston Square station – the old Met timetable so many loved has gone. Progress over the past couple of days is slowly obliterating much of the 1960s/1970s tiling/decor along the platforms and in the ticket hall.

It seems to me the contractors have temporarily abandoned the quest to remove the 1930s Metropolitan Railway/LTPB tiling and are instead focussing on the newer tiling. I could be wrong but let me tell you, old tiling is pretty hard to remove compared to the more modern stuff! Years ago I was given the task of removing 1920s tiling. It wasn’t an enviable job, needing powerful pneumatic tools to shift. I expect the contractors got more than they bargained for!

Do readers want the bad news first…. Okay! The much loved 1980s Metropolitan Line timetable’s gone – the pictures below show the timetable in its last few hours.

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The timetable on the evening of the 7th March with just a few hours to go….

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Here’s a last look at it…..

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Another look….

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Next day – 8 March…. gone! All the 1960s/70s tiling along this wall is now removed

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Still a bit of tiling opposite the barriers – difficult to remove because of important panels

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Nice bit of plain unused 1970s tiling and advert placeholder still extant towards the lift

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Advert for Charity Aid 1995. Perhaps an extra day or two in existence?

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Down on the platforms, the tiling is slowly being removed along the eastbound platform. The westbound remains as it is with complete 1930s Metropolitan tiling in the corridor. So far they’re not touching the 1960s/1970s enamel panels with Metropolitan and Circle Line roundels…

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This is bizarre! One of the adhesive panels informing passengers of the week nights’ suspension of the Met Line service has been stuck over the classic 1970s panelling. Out of the several along here that were removed just one gets this rather strange, amateurish re-positioning….

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