|Narrated by||Rob Curling|
|Written by||Bernard Fahey|
|Produced by||Peter Middleton|
Also available • DVD £18
Filmed and edited in 1080 line high definition, the Victoria Line has only previously been released in standard definition on DVD.
The 1967 stock trains are history, but now you can relive the sights and sounds of these iconic tube trains in glorious high definition.
The Victoria Line is London’s busiest underground line. 15 out of the 16 stations provide interchange with other underground lines or Network Rail. The 1967 stock trains were filmed in their last few years of service in 2009. These were the first fully automatic trains in London running on the Victoria line which was opened in stages from Walthamstow in East London. The whole line is seen in virtually real time from the operator’s cab with the aid of additional lighting. This is more than a Driver’s eye view, for we also follow the progress of our southbound train on the track diagrams of the service control centre, we see inside all the stations with their famous tiled murals, the exteriors of many and of course the operator himself.
Bonuses complete the story of the Victoria Line. We board a depot-bound train from platform 4 at Seven Sisters which takes us into the only open air section of the Victoria line.
The next bonus gives us a comprehensive look around Northumberland Park depot itself with Craig Martin the depot manager. We take a look around the Coburg Street control centre, with service manager Gary Oliver. We end with seventeen minutes of archive film recalling the construction and opening of the line in the 1960s.