Oldest LU signal cabin earmarked for preservation

AS part of the Sub Surface Railway (SSR) upgrading project across the four SSR lines, the signal cabin at Edgware Road is due to be decommissioned in early 2020.

A recent interior view of the signal cabin at the Sub Surface Line station at Edgware Road, which is to be preserved after closure in 2020 TfL
A recent interior view of the signal cabin at the Sub Surface Line station at Edgware Road, which is to be preserved after closure in 2020 TfL

Instead of being dismantled, the Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board (RHDAB), the successor to the Railway Heritage Committee (RHC) that was abolished on April 1, 2013, has designated the cabin as being an item of national historic interest.

The cabin was originally built by the Metropolitan Railway prior to the creation of the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB), which amalgamated the range of previously privately-owned businesses to operate London’s bus and railway network under one public body in 1933.

Read more in November’s issue of RE

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