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In pictures: Piccadilly Line's 100 Years

Workers at Holloway station's spiral moving staircase in 1906

London Underground has been celebrating the centenary of the Piccadilly Line. The line opened in 1906 running from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith.

Finsbury Park station in 1926

Finsbury Park station was originally the northernmost point of the line.

Gillespie Road Tube station in 1907

Gillespie Road station, close to Arsenal's former home stadium Highbury, changed its name to Arsenal in 1932, at the suggestion of the football club's manager, Herbert Chapman.

Arnos Grove station in 1932

The Piccadilly Line was extended north to Arnos Grove in 1932.

Osterley station in 1948

And the line was extended west to Hounslow West and Uxbridge and further north to Cockfosters in 1933.

Public at Charing Cross looking at a short film about new Arnos Grove station in 1932

Films about the extensions were shown to the public at Charing Cross station in 1932.

Sudbury Town station in 1932

The 1930s also saw the construction of the Art Deco stations designed by Charles Holden, such as Sudbury Town.

Heathrow extension near Hounslow in 1973

Work to extend the line westwards to Heathrow began in the early 1970s.

Heathrow Terminals 1,2, and 3 opening in 1977

Stations serving Heathrow Airport's terminals 1, 2, and 3 opened in 1977. Terminal 4 station opened in 1986 and the new Terminal 5 station is due to open in May 2008.




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