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TUBE SideTracked - Edgware Road Traditional Geocache

This cache has been archived.

Defiant.: A long rethink later and as this one keeps going missing. It's time to archive it.

It does free up space in the general area for another cache.

Hidden : 12/15/2014
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Geocache Description:

SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.

This is a nuty nano hidden just round the corner of Edgware Road Station. Tweezers are required

Edgware Road is a London Underground station on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines, located on the corner of Chapel Street and Cabbell Street, within Travelcard zone 1. A separate station of the same name but served by the Bakerloo line is located about 150 metres away on the opposite side of Marylebone Road.

There have been proposals in the past to rename one of the Edgware Road stations to avoid confusion. Neither of them should be confused with the Edgware tube station on the Northern line.

The station lies in a cutting open to the atmosphere, not in a tunnel. The station serves the cut-and-cover routes of the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines, forming the northern terminus for the last-named line's service to Wimbledon.

To the east of the station, the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines share the same tracks towards Baker Street. To the west all three lines run to Paddington, but the routes to Hammersmith and the Circle and District line trains via High Street Kensington diverge at Praed Street Junction to separate stations within the Paddington complex.

Since December 2009, Circle line trains call at the station twice on each journey: initially as a through service from Hammersmith towards Liverpool Street, then as the terminus for that same service completing the loop via Victoria (or the same journey in reverse). There are no longer through trains here between the northern part of the Circle line and its western part.

The usual service pattern is: platform 1 for outer rail services to Kings Cross, Liverpool Street and beyond, platform 2 for circle line to High Street Kensington and Victoria, platform 3 for district line trains to Earls Court and Wimbledon, and platform 4 (inner rail) for Shepherds Bush Market and Hammersmith. This may vary in times of disruption - trains can go east from any of platforms 1 2 and 3 and to any of the westbound destinations from platforms 2 3 or 4.

This station was part of the world's first underground railway when it was opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon on 1 October 1863.

It was the site of one of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. when a bomb detonated on board a westbound Circle line train as it was leaving the station, killing six passengers.

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