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Tim Dunn @MrTimDunn
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Gosh. A forgotten London street has today reopened beneath @NetworkRailLBG. Stainer St, which was tunnelled beneath London Bridge railway station platforms back in 1836 is now open once again. It is a little bit magical.
London Bridge station: you are now cool. @networkrail: 👍
Even London Bridge’s destination boards look a bit funky from here on the new Stainer Street Tunnel 😍
Also PROPS to the @networkrail security guy in hi viz who offered to hide behind the pillar (right) so he didn’t spoil my photo 👍
As of this week @NetworkRailLBG now has these relief panels (on the renewed Stainer St walls) showing the station’s evolution between 1836 and 2018. They’re well worth pausing to read; they include photos from @railwaymuseum archive alongside- and they’re permanent. 💯.
Suspended from the roof are three steel domes 4.5m - 6.5m wide: an artwork by Mark Titchner called ‘Me. Here. Now.’ and the words on them - I rather like:
“Only the first step is difficult.
The distance means nothing.
One foot in front of the other.” 👍
Through the portal. The line of Stainer Street @SE1 is tonight clear for us all to enjoy: this once exhaust-filled tunnel beneath @NetworkRailLBG station is now a brick-lined vault of peace and quiet - yet within Britain’s 4th busiest station.
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