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Hidden London Tram Station Opens to Public for First Time in 70 Years

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London, 4 Jul (ONA) --- A hidden underground tram station in the centre of London, which appeared in the Avengers movie is to open to the public for the first time since its closure almost 70 years ago.

 

For many Londoners, the purpose of the ramp in the middle of Southampton Row at the intersection of Theobalds Road that leads down into the gloom has long been a mystery. It was the location for the Avengers’ base in the 1998 film starring Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes, but few know it was the fulcrum of the capital’s electrified tram network that was overtaken after the war by the speed and efficiency of the London underground.

 

People will be able to tour the platforms and halls of the Kingsway station, which was built by London county council and opened in 1906 only to close down after the second world war.

 

Siddy Holloway, the engagement manager at the London Transport Museum said that the station is a glimpse of old glamour, the English Guardian newspaper reported. 

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