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Walthamstow Central to Brixton

The 1967 stock trains were filmed in their last few years of service in 2009. These were the first fully automatic trains in London. The Victoria line was opened in stages (recalled in the archive bonus footage) from Walthamstow in East London.

With the aid of additional lighting, the whole line is seen in virtual real time from the operator’s cab. This is more than a Driver’s eye view, for we also follow the progress of our southbound train on the track diagrams of the service control centre, we see inside all the stations with their famous tiled murals as well as many of the exteriors.

FOUR bonuses complete the story of the Victoria Line

Seventeen minutes of archive film recall the construction and opening of the line.

A Driver's eye view from a staff-only train from Seven Sisters into the only open air section of the Victoria line into the depot.

A comprehensive look around Northumberland Park depot itself with Craig Martin the depot manager.

Last but not least we visit he Service Control Centre with service manager Gary Oliver.

Filmed in 2009


Duration
74 minutes
Narrated by
Rob Curling
Written by
Bernard Fahey
Victoria Line