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Historic signal cabin closed

A SIGNAL cabin in use at London Underground’s (LU) Edgware Road station since 1926 closed for good on August 31 when it was replaced by a new signalling system. 

An extension to the Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling, which is being rolled out across all of the sub-surface lines, meant the cabin was no longer required for service use. 

Inside the cabin showing the line diagram, indicators each side displaying the destination of the next train the previous signal cabin has sent, the customer information system for each platform, and the lever frame. Alex Thorkildsen

The Edgware Road cabin was the oldest still in use on the LU network. It featured a 38-lever Westinghouse ‘K’ frame and controlled all train movements between Baker Street and both stations at Paddington (Circle and Suburban). 

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