Apr 2020 – Yesterday TV Channel

With such far-reaching restrictions in place as a result of the pandemic, readers may be interested in a series entitled ‘The Architecture the Railways Built’, starting on ‘Yesterday’ at 8:00 pm on Tuesday 28th April. Although this may be a repeat from another channel, it provides something of railway historical interest at this time of lockdown. The first episode includes the extraordinary Down Street station on London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. Situated between Green Park and Hyde Park Corner stations, which were close enough to drain Down Street of patronage, the station was closed in 1932, but was used during World War 2 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his cabinet as a bunker; and that is how it survives today – as a little known 1940s time capsule. (Lisa Hebborn)

The exterior of Down Street station, a ‘lost’ stop on London’s Piccadilly Line; for further details, see the story below. 9th February 2011. (Mike Quinn, used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike Licence 2.0, from an original at https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22849243