Friday, 9 January 2009

Are they by any chance related?

I couldn’t help noticing the resemblance between Park Pobedy Metropolitan station in St Petersburg and Southgate Underground station. I wonder if they are by any chance related?

Southgate station photograph by Mark Moxon. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

Mark Moxon said...

I don't know if they're related - they certainly look it! - but I do know that Charles Holden, the designer of Southgate station, also designed Gants Hill station on the Central line, and the design of the interior of Gants Hill is very much influenced by the Moscow Metro. At the time that both Southgate and Gants Hill were designed - in the 1930s - London Underground were advising Stalin on how to construct underground railways, so I wouldn't be surprised if there is a connection.

It's my favourite tube station of all, is Southgate. :-)

Mark