A tram station hidden for 70 years will reopen its doors – West-France evening edition

In the heart of London, the capital of the United Kingdom, the Kingsway ghost tram station is reopening its doors this summer. Undergrounds steeped in history that have not seen visitors for nearly 70 years. Small tour of the owner before the first time trips offered to the public.

It’s a time capsule from the first half of the XXe century. Only the entrance tunnel in the heart of London, the capital of the United Kingdom, reminds visitors of the existence of Kingsway. But for residents and tourists alike, this disused ramp remains a mystery. Mystery that will soon be lifted, reports the British daily The Guardian .

The station closed in 1952. (Photo: London Transport Museum)

Abandoned for almost seventy years, this ghost tram station will experience a second life. This underground passage full of history will reopen to the public. The London Transport Museum is planning to organize tours there this summer and September.

Replaced by the metro

Built in 1906, the line enjoyed its golden age during the first decades of the 20th century.e century. In 1914, London had the largest tram network in Europe. But the station closed its doors to travelers in 1952, when the metro replaced the tram, considered slower and less comfortable than its successor.

No traveler had set foot there since. The station, high enough to accommodate double-decker trams, in other words “two-story”, has since served as a storage place for garbage cans. Guardian.

Movie decor

Deprived of travelers, the infrastructure, walls, tracks and rails have mostly remained intact. The site was also used as a backdrop in the 1998 American film. The Avengers (in French, Bowler hat and leather boots) released in 1998, starring Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes.

This journey into London’s underground history comes at a price: € 54 for an hour-long tour. (Photo: London Transport Museum)

54 € for a one-hour visit

This unusual and unique time travel has a price. The tour, which lasts about an hour, costs £ 45.50, or around € 54.

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