Monday, 5 November 2012

Going Underground - Scout reports on the Old London Underground Company


Going Underground - Scout mentions The Old London Underground Company

Friday, 26 October 2012

No.10 Downing Street reviews Old London Underground Company correspondence.


The Old London Underground Company receives a letter from No.10 Downing Street as they review our correspondence for the Legacy project designed to capture the spirit of the 2012 Olympics.

The project to open London's 'Ghost' Stations.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

BBC asks for story on London's 'Ghost' Stations






The BBC has asked for the story on The Old London Underground Company.
The trials and tribulations so far and 'who' is involved in assisting the project progress through the next steps needed to bring this fantastic commercial venture for London to market.

watch this space.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

A big thank you to Caroline Pidgeon for Q:2848 in 'London Assembly' meeting.





A big thank you to Caroline Pidgeon for tabling our question to the 'London Assembly' yesterday.

http://www.carolinepidgeon.org/
http://www.london.gov.uk/profile/caroline-pidgeon

John Biggs contacts Mayors Office to assist with 'Ghost' Station project blockages.


A big thank you to John Biggs for his assistance during the 'London Assembly' meeting yesterday and his approach the next morning directly to Isabel Dedring  ( Deputy Mayor for Transport) at the Mayors Office to find out 'What the Blockages are to London's  'Ghost' Station Project.

http://www.johnbiggs.org.uk/
http://www.london.gov.uk/profile/john-biggs

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

LBC's Nick Ferrari asks Boris Johnson what the delay is to London's 'Ghost' Station project.

Nick Ferrari asks Boris Johnson what the delay is to London's 'Ghost' Station project.

video


http://tiny.cc/lcfamw  

Caroline Pidgeon asks Mayor of London to outline the blockages that are preventing 'Ghost' Station Project from proceeding.


Caroline Pidgeon, The Chair of the Transport Committee for the London Assembly, tables the question to the Mayors team on the 17th of October 2012, 
asking
'' Please outline the the blockages that are preventing this venture from proceeding''.


http://tiny.cc/9v69lw




'Ghost' Station project asks 'Where is Banksy when London needs him'.


We wonder where Banksy is as STIK comes on board London's ' Ghost' Station project designed to capture the Olympic Spirit and deliver revenue to our Tourism Economy.


Monday, 15 October 2012

Under Secretary of State for Transport Visits 'Ghost' Station to see project value for himself.

Under Secretary of State for Transport visits 'Ghost' Station and emerges to say
''I do see value in exploiting the derelict tube stations''.


John Redwood supports The Old London Underground Company's objective.

Hard hitting Campaigner John Redwood says
'I agree with your business proposal - I am happy to support the general idea.'


The Old London Underground Company asks for Prime Minister to sign petition for London 'Ghost' Station Project



Letter sent asking our Prime Minister to sign the petition for London's 'Ghost' Stations to be made into value for the country by the Old London Underground Company.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38427

TFL Corporate Affairs Director David Mcneill arranges 66 MP's visit to Ghost Station

66 MP's, from Margaret Hodges and Malcolm Rifkind to Erin Harvey (Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury) await the invitation from David Mcneill (TFL Corporate affairs Director) to visit Down Street Ghost Sta
tion site.

David Mcneill - ''We are contacting the politicians in your list in order of priority according to normal convention. We will be in touch with you once dates have been agreed''.

Monday, 8 October 2012

London 'Ghost Station' Project heads to Parliament

The London 'Ghost Station' Project is being held up by red tape (which is always a few select individuals). We have started this petition on the Government website which means that Parliament will discuss the project and assist with the red tape removal.

The site takes a few minutes with the hardest part being
that you have to check your email and verify.
May I ask that if you love the project... you fill it out.


Many Thanks,

Sincerely,

Ajit

ajit.chambers@theoldlondonundergroundcompany.com

Monday, 3 September 2012

World Media & Press (September 2012)


These are links to all our most recent world media. For up to the minute information about us, please follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/oldunderground

LBC (UK)
http://www.lbc.co.uk/going-underground-calls-for-abandoned-station-to-be-turned-into-venues-57078

The Noiceboard Daily (UK)
http://www.noticeboarddaily.com/business/2012/5/3/a-day-in-the-life-at-the-old-london-underground-company.html

BBC (UK)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17699680

Add Lib - Addison Lee (UK)
http://view.vcab.com/?vcabid=geaSejajnSljrpcr - Page 29

Urban Times (UK)
http://www.theurbn.com/2012/03/londons-underground-space-tube-architecture/

Now Then Records (UK)
http://www.nowthenrecords.com/1533/news/going-underground-revolutionising-nightclubs/

Finnair 'Blue Wings' (Finland)
http://www.digipaper.fi/bluewings/82941/

Mixmag (UK)
http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/london-mayor-backs-new-club-venture

Foundation World (UK)
http://www.foundationworld.org.uk/jsp/effc.jsp?lnk=022&id=1043

Stockwell News (UK)
http://www.stockwellnews.com/2011/11/ajit-chambers-still-aspires-to-make.html

Evening Standard (UK)
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-24014969-going-underground-discovering-londons-social-and-cultural-life.do

BBC Radio 4: The Today Show (UK)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9641000/9641462.stm

Time Out (London) Blog: Now.Here.This (UK)
http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2011/11/18/bromptonroadtubetoreopen/

De Groene Amsterdammer (Holland)
http://www.groene.nl/commentaar/2011-09-24/gat-in-de-markt-of-beter-in-de-engelse-grond

Monocle: Radio (International)
http://monocle.dl.groovygecko.com/m24/11200025.mp3?web-download

Channel 5: The Vanessa Show (UK)
http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-vanessa-show/get-involved/sofa-surfers-toluc

Annie Mole: London Underground Blog (UK)
http://london-underground.blogspot.com/2011/09/photos-of-ghost-tube-station-brompton.html

Investoo (UK)
http://www.investoo.co.uk/entrepreneur-raises-200m-to-transform-unused-london-subways/

Bloomberg (International)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-08/london-entrepreneur-sees-a-gold-mine-in-developing-unused-subway-stations.html

Huffington Post (International)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/08/are-former-tube-stations-_n_953580.html

London Loves Business (UK)
http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/tycoon-plots-200m-renewal-of-londons-ghost-tube-stations/470.article

The Economist (UK)
http://www.economist.com/node/18897709

Business Standard (India)
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/entrepreneur-sees-gold-mine-in-unused-subways/448837/

Squid (UK)
http://www.squidcard.com/corporate/emoneynews/transit/disused-london-underground-stations-could-be-transformed1080.html

Travel Snitch (UK)
http://www.travelsnitch.org/categories/news/london-stations-to-see-new-life/

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/londons-disused-underground-stations-a-tourist-goldmine-20110909-1k0v2.html

San Francisco Chronicle (USA)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/09/08/bloomberg1376-LR3WLG0UQVI901-72ULIGL9E7MHF4EF99VH7QNRVI.DTL

Giornalettismo (Italy)
http://www.giornalettismo.com/archives/145987/la-metro-abbandonata-diventa-unattrazione/

London Informer (UK)
http://kensington.londoninformer.co.uk/2011/09/former-station-could-be-touris.html

Báo Mới (Vietnam)
http://www.baomoi.com/Home/KinhTe/vinacorp.vn/Anh-chi-320-trieu-USD-de-bien-tram-tau-dien-ngam-thanh-cua-hang-diem-tham-quan/6955956.epi

India Times (India)
http://oneclick.indiatimes.com/article/00Zl3BKgKzdgQ?q=J.P.+Morgan+Chase+%26+Co

World News (International)
http://article.wn.com/view/2011/09/08/Banker_Sees_Gold_Mine_in_Unused_London_Tube/

London Offices (UK)
http://londonoffices.com/news/hidden-landmarks-to-be-turned-into-commercial-space-3835#more-3835

Onet (Poland)
http://m.onet.pl/biznes/4843728,detal.html

Newscode (Greece)
http://www.newscode.gr/oikonomia/story/51375/ependysh-319-ekat-se-kleistoys-stathmoys-metro-sto-londino

Seattle Times (USA)
http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/mobile/?type=story&id=2016150017&st_app=ip_news_lite&st_ver=1.2

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/londons-disused-underground-stations-a-tourist-goldmine-20110909-1k0v2.html

Caterer(.com) (UK)
http://news.caterer.com/article/view/london/800724379/restaurants-planned-for-disused-tube-stations/

Brisbane Times (Australia)
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/travel-news/londons-disused-underground-stations-a-tourist-goldmine-20110909-1k0v2.html

ZDF (Germany)
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1423036/London-goes-Underground

Londonist (UK)
http://londonist.com/2011/08/inside-a-ghost-tube-station-brompton-road.php?showpage=13#gallery-1

Ian Visits (UK)
http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2011/08/05/photos-inside-the-disused-tube-station-at-brompton-road/

Le Temps (Switzerland)
http://www.letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/85ad4a9e-caa5-11e0-b417-0e5b26dd3a7b

Financial Times (UK)
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9d75b39c-bd61-11e0-89fb-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1TvM7qj9K

Culture 24 (UK)
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history+%26+heritage/transport/trains+and+railways/art360797

BBC (UK)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14825236

Financial Times (Germany)
http://www.ftd.de/lifestyle/outofoffice/:out-of-office-londons-zukunft-liegt-unter-der-erde/60084461.html

WA Today (Australia)
http://www.watoday.com.au/travel/travel-news/londons-disused-underground-stations-a-tourist-goldmine-20110909-1k0v2.html

The Publican - Morning Advertiser (UK)
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Property-News/London-tube-stations-could-become-pubs

Bridging And Commerical (UK)
http://www.bridgingandcommercial.co.uk/featuredetail?id=1569&title=multimillion_pound_underground_development_opportunity_emerges

Bild (Germany)
http://www.bild.de/geld/wirtschaft/london/ex-banker-will-stillgelegte-u-bahn-stationen-in-besucher-attraktionen-umwandeln-19109338.bild.html

Business Reel (UK)
http://www.businessreel.com/news/view/tourist-opportunities-below-londons-streets/


Scout London (UK)
http://www.scoutlondon.com/blog/2011/09/14/possible-new-lease-of-life-for-londons-ghost-stations/

Thursday, 30 August 2012

NBC 'Today' show commission Ben Fogle to cover the Story


Ben and Johni outside and inside a site, discussing filming for NBC's 'Today' show in America.  Featured area is seen in the animation video presentation for Boris Johnson on previous blog posting.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Boris Promises to look at Ghost Station Legacy Project business plan

video

Formal request today to Isabel Dedring ( Deputy Mayor for Transport) for meeting with Boris Johnson, to present business plan for Legacy project to open London's 26 Ghost Stations to deliver tourism revenue ( as promised in TALK London June 27th meeting in Westminster).

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Times Publications 'Olympic Special' article on TOLUC


Times Publications 'Europe Review' does an article
on London's Ghost Station Project.

Editor Chukwudi Dozie has written a true report on the project.  We are very proud to be included in this solid review of the European Markets in  a time of change.

(A link to the 'Europe Review to be added soon'.)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Site Animation pre- view

video

An early version of the animation on one of our first sites.  It shows the huge space and also disused empty state of the site.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Mayor of London accepts invitation for personal presentation of Business Plan

video
Boris Johnson accepts an invitation for a personal presentation of the Business Plan for London's Ghost Station Project during TALK LONDON held in Westminster on the 27th of June 2012.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


With the required investment now available and not a penny of public money being spent, The Old London Underground Company is ready to present the Business Plan ttransform London's Ghost Stations and associated underground space into value in a public and  private partnership to the Mayor of London. The Transport commissioner, Peter Hendy and TFL Corporate affairs director, David Mcneill are invited to view this document through the Mayors office in commercial confidence.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Notice Board Daily reports on The Old London Underground Company

The Notice Board Daily uses talented writers able to produce articles that affect Londoners.

We were very pleased to be asked to write a piece for today's posting.


Sunday, 29 April 2012

European Press Exposure Begins



After our Early Day Motion in Parliament (2853) formed to assist us with the inclusion of European Press Coverage, the Spiegel includes us in their Olympic Special on London.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Ajit Presented at Imperial College London to members of Subterannea Brittanica this morning.

We presented this morning to a lovely crowd at Imperial College London. An experience as their members knowledge is extensive.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

BBC Story achieves 'most read BBC article - worldwide '.


BBC Story achieves 348,000 hits on day one, 240,000 hits on day two - to be topped by the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic the next day.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17699680

Friday, 13 April 2012

Brompton Road - London Loves Business


The Lovely Shruti from 'London Loves Business' talks us through Brompton Road Disused Station and associated buildings, that we made an offer to purchase this morning. We have spent over two years planning this to give tourists a real adventure...

Monday, 2 April 2012

Addison Lee's 'Add Lib' Article






Original Link: http://view.vcab.com/?vcabid=geaSejajnSljrpcr

Addison Lee's Magazine 'Add Lib' is available in 3500 vehicles in their fleet across the UK and Europe. The Latest edition includes a section called 'London Faces' with short stories from Londoners that are adding value to our City.

They have been kind enough to include us in this edition. The article reads:

Ajit Chambers, Entreprenuer

"A couple of years ago I predicted leisure and tourism would be a strong market during the economic downturn.

I found a product owned by all Londoners - 26 disused 'ghost' underground stations and deep level shelters; I then designed a bespoke model to turn them into revenue generating tourist attractions, keeping the site state-owned for use in future projects.

I was laughed at publicly at the beginning but I now have 10 Downing Street and the HM Treasury offering assistance. My teams are poised to launch worldwide press to show that London really is open for business.

Boris Johnson pledged his support for the project on BBC Parliament TV and we've made great progress with the help of Peter Hendy, the Transport Commissioner.

I'm in it for the long haul with no other option but success. Vinopolis' founder Duncan Vaughan-Arbuckle, has helped coach me through the learning curves of business.

In reality on a project like this you feel like the world just wants to throw a bucket of water on your flame. Mysteriously, magically every morning a small flicker Ignites again, and I realise that the integrity of the project itself cannot be beaten".

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Industry Specialist Opinion Leads The Way - Christian Wolmar


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSTA-0ykPOM

Britain's leading transport commentator, Christian Wolmar, gives his opinion on The Old London Underground Company.

www.christianwolmar.co.uk

The Old London Underground Company appears in an article by The Urban Times


''Visiting an old bookshop not far from Westminster, a picture caught Chambers’ eye. It showed a map of the London Underground, hanging on the wall in such a way that it revealed a glimpse of another picture beneath it. Moving closer to investigate, he saw on the reverse a map of old London, with original tube routes marked on – and it was this realisation of the discrepancy between old and new, with its implications for the abandoned stations along the way, that sowed the seeds from which the idea was to germinate.''

http://www.theurbn.com/2012/03/londons-underground-space-tube-architecture/

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Early Day Motion filed in Parliament


The EDM states:

"That this House congratulates the Old London Underground Company on its efforts in opening up London's ghost stations and deep level shelters to the public as a viable enterprise following HM Treasury's Wider Markets Initiative; recognises that the Old London Underground Company requests assistance from Transport for London to include international press in the site visit forhon. Members and Lords to visit a ghost station site; and supports Ajit Chambers with the next stage of this exciting opportunity for outside investment in the leisure and tourism sector."

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/2853

Monday, 27 February 2012

Cambridge University Press Chooses The Old London Underground Company

The Old London Underground Company has been chosen to be one of the seven parts of the course studies for Cambridge's Business Advantage course book. http://www.cpsl.cam.ac.uk/


Director Polly Courtice describes the CPSL: http://peo.cambridge.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=11&Itemid=58


Below is a short pre-view from the Cambridge University Press DVD - 'Business Advantage'.



For more details, please follow this link: www.cambridge.org/elt/businessadvantage

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Our Mixmag Article


As we begin to show London's businesses the spaces under London, Mixmag releases this article: http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/london-mayor-backs-new-club-venture

Friday, 27 January 2012

Finnair 'Blue Wings' Article


Our article in Finnair's 'Blue Wings' Magazine (Feb 2012)

Original Link: http://www.digipaper.fi/bluewings/82941/ (page 14)