The City & South London Railway (originally to have been called the City of London & Southwark Subway) was the world's first underground electric railway opened on 18th December 1890 from King William Street (replaced by Bank in 1900) and Stockwell. Now part of the much-extended Northern Line, but here in south London, Kennington station survives largely unchanged, the only one of the original stations to do so and seen here on the afternoon of Wednesday, 30th November 2022. The dome is not for decorative purposes, though it could be, but houses the mechanism for the lifts from the ticket hall to the deep level platforms. Kennington became the junction for the Battersea Power Station branch of the Northern Line when this opened on 20th September 2021.

Location: Kennington

Original line: London and Southwark Subway

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Photosets: LU Northern Line + 1938 and 1995 stock, 1973-2022  London Underground stations 2010-2023  

Date: 30/11/2022

Image number: 83569

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