Boring Tube line presentation by Greg Stekelman

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My presentation at Boring 2011 on my favourite London Underground lines.

My presentation at Boring 2011 on my favourite London Underground lines.

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  • 1. By Greg Stekelman, aged 36
  • 2. New geographically accurate maps Old, lovely maps
  • 3. polska-anglia.co.uk
  • 4.
    • The Piccadilly line
    • 2 nd best line
    • Best colour
    • Tourist tube
    • Weeping tuning fork
    • Shortest gap between stations
    • Vomit
  • 5. Kelly Sotherton
  • 6. Wikifeet – the collaborative celebrity-feet website
  • 7.
    • The Bakerloo line
    • Worst colour line
    • Nice and straight
    • Baker Street and Waterloo – could be called Waterstreet
    • Baker Street has the 10 platforms
  • 8. Dermot O’Leary
  • 9.
    • The Circle line
    • Most hated line
    • Can’t find proper map of it
    • No longer a circle
    • Terrible student parties
    • Once stuck between Moorgate and Barbican for 25 minutes
  • 10. No one
  • 11.
    • The District Line
    • Full of Sloanes
    • Has the most stations: 60
    • Crosses Thames by bridge
    • Home of fictional Walford East station
  • 12. Walford East – it’s not a real station
  • 13. Jon Ronson
  • 14.
    • The Hammersmith and City Line
    • Salmon Pink Colour
    • It’s no ones favourite line
    • I lost my virginity in a flat near Royal Oak, overlooking the train line
  • 15. No votes for the Hammersmith and City Line
  • 16.
    • The Central Line
    • Lovely red colour
    • The fastest line (speeds up to 62mph)
    • Longest uninterrupted journey from West Ruislip to Epping (54.9 km)
    • Once saw Nigel Lawson at Lancaster Gate
  • 17. Steve Davis
  • 18.
    • The Jubilee Line
    • Opened in 1979
    • Stratford has the shortest escalator
    • Was to be named The Fleet Line
    • I don’t like the special door opening bits, even though they do stop suicides
  • 19. Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • 20.
    • The Metropolitan Line
    • World’s oldest underground railway
    • Only 9 stations below ground
    • Not really London
    • Fast and semi-fast trains
    • Longest gap between any two stations (6.3km between Chesam and Chalfont & Latimer)
  • 21. Louis Theroux
  • 22.
    • The Northern Line
    • Sexy black colour
    • The “Misery Line”
    • Longest tunnel ( Morden to East Finchley 27.8 kilometres)
    • Most passengers (206 million per year)
    • Northern Heights extended proposal
  • 23. Northern Heights – an impossible dream
  • 24. Claudia Winkleman
  • 25.
    • The Victoria Line
    • Clearly the best line
    • Finsbury Park to Oxford Circus in 12 mins
    • Opened in 1968
    • A train every two minutes
    • The lights once failed on me between Finsbury Park and Highbury and Islington
  • 26. Shelley von Strunckel
  • 27.
    • The Waterloo and City Line
    • Only two stations, Waterloo and Bank
    • Nicknamed “the Drain”
    • I’ve never used it
    • Closed on Sundays
    • Looks a bit rubbish
  • 28. James Ward
  • 29. The end?