Statue of EROS

Piccadilly Line

Opened on December 15th 1906 as the
Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway
operating between
Hammersmith and Finsbury Park.

Total current route mileage = 44 miles.
Total stations served = 53 stations.

 

Signal Boxes / Cabins

 

Image Comments Details
3 Tunnel
Signal Cabins
1975
Covent Garden, Hyde Park Corner & Holborn.
Collage showing lever frames and diagrams.
Colour
95kb
Arnos Grove
1975
Was a very fast and busy cabin.
Also controlled Wood Green reversing siding
by means of a push button panel.
Colour
20kb
Arnos Grove
1975
Wood Green area also shown insert
bottom left on diagram.
Colour
16kb
Arnos Grove
1982
Close up view of bottom end of frame
taken shortly before closure.
Colour
94kb
Cockfosters 1978 Controlled north eastern terminus
and access to Cockfosters train depot.
Colour
49kb
Cockfosters 1978 Close up of top end of lever frame. Colour
58kb
Cockfosters 1980 External view from platform. Colour
65kb
Covent Garden
1974
Was mainly used to regulate the service.
Small lever frame controlled Covent Garden
crossover and a push button panel
(buttons and diagram seen to the left)
controlled Kings Cross crossover
plus the link between the
Piccadilly and Northern lines.
Colour
19kb
Covent Garden
1974
Diagram showing emergency crossover. Colour
18kb
Covent Garden
1977
Close up of Kings Cross push button panel
showing crossover and link to northern line
( small red track going up from top line ).
Colour
75kb
Covent Garden
1977
Close up of lever frame. Colour
73kb
Covent Garden
1977
Lever frame edge on. Colour
75kb
Covent Garden
1977
Close up of diagram. Colour
68kb
Covent Garden
1977
External view from westbound platform.
Wrong Road Starting Signal visable in tunnel.
Yellow repeating signal visible on headwall.
Colour
60kb
Holborn
1974
Small lever frame used to shunt the 3 car Aldwych shuttle onto and off of the single line.
This ran Monday to Friday peak hours only
between Aldwych & Holborn.
Single line only had a connection with
the eastbound Piccadilly line.
Colour
20kb
Holborn
1974
Diagram showing Aldwych bottom left,
Holborn platforms 4 & 5 centre
and junction to right.
Covent Garden crossover can be seen top left
together with a small portion of the
westbound Piccadilly line
although Holborn had no control of these.
Colour
20kb
Hyde Park Corner
1974
Was mainly used to regulate the service.
Lever frame controlled Hyde Park Corner crossover
and the reversing siding at Down Street disused station.
The 4 drums visible were used to "punch up"
each train's description (WB left - EB right)
to be displayed on station indicator boards
and sent to the next signal cabin on the line.
Colour
25kb
Hyde Park Corner
1974
Diagram showing Down Street centre siding
and Hyde Park Corner crossover.
Trains using Down Street siding would
detrain their passengers at Green Park.
Colour
21kb
Hyde Park Corner
1977
View of frame and diagram. Colour
87kb
Hyde Park Corner
1977
Close up of levers and plates. Colour
134kb
Oakwood 1975 In "king" (auto-through) mostly except
when putting trains into or out of service.
Controlled access to Cockfosters train depot.
Original name for Oakwood was Enfield West.
Colour
22kb
Oakwood 1975 Diagram showing west end entry roads to Cockfosters train depot. Colour
18kb

 

Control Rooms

 

Image Comments Details
Earls Court 1982 Kings Cross desk.
Controlling Hyde Park Corner, Holborn,
Kings Cross and Finsbury Park
(Piccadilly / Victoria) controlled areas.
Colour
39kb

 

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