Infrastructure and urban planning  Opinion 

Jubilee Line Extension

A Hidden Face

Keith Miller 

It is axiomatic among critics that the sequel tends not to be as good as the original. But whereas the Jubilee Line started life as an inconspicuous sapling grafted on to the Bakerloo Line to ease congestion between existing stations in the West End of London, the ambitious and eyegrabbing extension to it which opened at the end of November is a veritable grand projet. The fact that the opening of the new stations has not caused more of a fanfare is an unfortunate but inevitable result of the project's long, confusing and controversial history; it also reflects our uncertainty about what, in the end, it is for...

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