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Piccadilly Line blues

Indicator board at Earl’s Court station, London

I always liked these old-fashioned indicator boards, a relic from the past in our shiny digital age. This one is at Earl’s Court station, but I imagine they hang on in other stations of the London Underground.

I used to get quite ‘blue’ (by which I mean frustrated and peeved!) on the Piccadilly Line trains when I lived in London, but now it’s Sydney trains that receive my ire. And as every Londoner knows, the Piccadilly Line is the blue one! Rather misleadingly, the indicator board above is the same blue as the Piccadilly Line, but those stops are on the District Line, which is green. Confused yet?

Small but relevant section of London’s tube map. Earl’s Court station has been marked with a red box.

The theme for July Squares is Blue

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6 thoughts on “Piccadilly Line blues

  1. Now I’m nostalgic! I am now in exile in New York, but I was born in London and brought up not far away, and worked there some years as a young adult. I remember these boards well.
    Yes, anything to do with the District Line should be green but the Circle Line, which runs over the same tracks for much of its route, is of course yellow. The New York subway causes similar confusion!

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