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Two DVDs in one. First, drive from Stanmore to Stratford via Docklands and experience the Jubilee Line Extension. Then watch ‘London’s New Railway’, TFL’s own documentary about the planning, construction and opening of the Jubilee Line Extension.
The starting point, Stanmore, was opened by the Metropolitan Railway but subsequently taken over by the Bakerloo. After four stations, we join the multiple tracks of the Metropolitan and Chiltern Lines. At Finchley Road the old cast iron Bakerloo tunnel section begins and with additional lighting you will see the tunnels in the best possible light.
At Baker Street, the Jubilee proper starts, with the original opening to Charing Cross as recently as 1979. We see what has become of the old Jubilee terminus, now abandoned but still retained in the event of an emergency. Our train then diverges at Green Park and takes the new Jubilee line extension through Waterloo and Docklands.
All underground stations on the JLE have platform edge doors in concrete lined tunnels – a unique experience for drivers. Surprisingly the doors were not installed primarily for safety – they were installed as a cost-saving measure.
London’s New Railway
Included is a documentary made for London Underground about the planning, construction and opening of the Jubilee Line Extension. Amongst the highlights, this comprehensive record shows the truly remarkable architecture, the breakthrough of the tunnel boring machines, the opening with LUL’s Managing Director and interviews with the architects, politicians and users, everything you ever wanted to know about this futuristic undertaking.