Nemonymous (nemonymous) wrote,
Nemonymous
nemonymous

It's A Funny Line

There are few people who know that there is a part of the London Underground system where all lines cross.

With very careful signalling routines, the passengers are generally unaware of the interchanging points and their participation in a display much like unto the motor bikes at the Royal Tournament...

However, being one of those who spends all his time down there, tending to the turn timetables, I can tell you that there are a number of near misses and, one day, I’1l be bound...

CRASH! OOPS! I’ve left the Central open and the Bakerloo and the Northern are already on their way down...

But that’s for the future.

Let me tell you the biggest secret of all. There’s an extra shaft beyond the Circle, t’other side of the Jubilee, called the Earth’s Core line...

Not many people make the right changes, for its stations are beyond the back of the better known ones like Embankment and Angel. Its escalators are as steep as walls and it takes a lot of guts...

But, once on the line, it’s said, you’re in for an all night party, a real tarramadiddle. Jokes galore the whole way. They run a nice speciality in ma-in-law skits. And the ones they tell of God watching videos of Genesis, for the Garden of Eden bit, well...

Well, one day, when I’ve finished my jobs down here as under-caretaker of Multiplex. Junction, I’l1 make sure I jump on board the mighty Queen Elizabeth III Express to the centre of the world and laugh myself to death...


(published 'Purple Patch' 1989)
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