05 Sep '11, 7pm

A companion to Sunday's post about eerie abandoned funfairs. Here's four eerie abandoned tube stations:

A companion to Sunday's post about eerie abandoned funfairs. Here's four eerie abandoned tube stations:

British Museum station was opened on the 30th July 1900 on the Central line. Unfortunately for the tube stop, a rival company built Holborn station 100 feet away just six years later. Holborn was in a far better location: it had tram connections, enabling commuters to connect to their next destination. There are many legends about the station being haunted by the ghost of an ancient Egyptian woman dressed in a loincloth and headdress. The rumours grew so strong that a newspaper offered a reward for anyone brave enough to spend the night there. No one did of courseā€¦ When the different rail companies operating the underground lines united in the thirties, it was decided that British Museum Station be closed for good and new platforms were added to Holborn. The station was subsequently re-used in the sixties as a military administrative office and emergency command post, but ...

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