|Rayners Lane to Cockfosters Acton Town to Heathrow
The Piccadilly line has two branches, one from Uxbridge in Middlesex and the other from Heathrow Airport both joining at Acton Town.
This Driver's eye view begins in the reversing siding at Rayners Lane and takes you right through the centre of the capital and out into the North London suburbs. Emerging from tunnel at Arnos Grove our train continues to Cockfosters in Hertfordshire.
The section between ActonTown and Hammersmith is unique in being the only tube line to feature express running - leaving the parallel District line to provide the stopping service...
We then go back to Acton Town and join another 1973 stock train for a driver's eye view of the Heathrow Airport branch. This line, much of which was built by the District Railway, has another unique feature for a tube line, a quaduple track section from Acton Town to Northfields.
As well as seeing four closed stations from the driver's cab we also pay a visit to Aldwych, the terminus of the short branch which ran from Holborn but closed in 1994.
Narrated by Rob Curling
Written & produced by Peter Middleton
Duration 105 minutes