This post is part of the series UK Blitz. Read from the start.

Wildeyed and hyperventilating, you turn terrified to face the lights racing down the tunnel. Thundering towards you swaying side to side like a loping predator, eyes blazing, comes a London Underground train. Mere inches separate the train from the walls of bolted steel rings but you knew that before you started. The train smashes through your body, cold steel unflinching as it drags you from your feet. For the briefest moment you are pressed against the glass, face to terror stricken face with the driver whose dreams you will haunt for the rest of his life. This won't worry you much longer however.

Mind-the-Gap
Waiting on a train that always comes but never stops. London fucking Underground baby.

Gravity overcomes friction, then pulls your battered body down into the the rusty guillotine like wheels of the train which tear your limbs effortlessly from their sockets. Possessed by a glimmer of luck your spinal cord breaks, saving you the searing pain of your crushed ribcage for a second before 600 volts of direct current surges through whatever chunks of flesh are still connected. You have mentally scarred an innocent train driver and delayed the journey of thousands of londoners. This mess won't clean itself. However none of these things overly bother you right now, you have troubles enough with your pulped gibblets strewn along the tracks.



People will tell you it's too risky, too dangerous, it can't be done. Maybe it's these and more, but I entrust you to weigh the merits yourself. Do what you will with this information, pursuit of these adventures and spaces is an exercise left to the discretion of the reader. May I wish you the best of luck and god speed, you'll need haste a plenty when the rails sing, air rushes and blazing lights round the corner ahead.

 

Winning-streak
One way ticket to win, all aboard. Clearly active tunnels, London Underground.


Imperative
You'd hope from the intensity of the message that the door was closed and bolted. Tell me, cynical reader, was it?


About the author

Found frigid and dying in the snow by a passing missionary at the abandoned Soviet airbase in Choir, Mongolia, little dsankt never had a chance. The Dreams Foundation granted his wish to one day travel the world, thinking he'd only last a month or so. To everyone's amazement he's still going strong. When asked for comment the foundation's treasurer would only say, "The little mongrel cunt just won't fucking die, it's costing us a fortune!"

Little Mike   2008-08-19 13:41
Holy Shit. That is all.
Cam   2008-08-20 02:48
Wow Ds.! You really have gone above and beyond your humble beginings in Brisbane. Keep it up.
imprezawrxsti   2008-08-20 20:12
you are straight up mental. end. on that note, i'm doing this next time i'm in a city with a metro.
durgin mcgee   2008-08-22 04:33
your movin heaps fast! your moving fast as! slow doon bru!
slappy   2008-09-01 04:50
Outstanding! I cant help thinking that the third rail must be useful for something other than delivering peeps to work and home. Alfoil and popcorn thats all I'm saying.
dsankt   2008-09-12 10:15
Cam, things are always on the up... remember that night kicking around btown and your parents were paranoid we were going to kidnap and rape you. Good times!
dsankt   2008-09-12 10:17
Impreza, just watch for sensors/cams on the tunnel portals and of course the 3rd rail. Mid tunnel access is generally safer and less risky. Durgin, we're out of control capn, careening into an abyss of win! Help!
dsankt   2008-09-12 10:20
slappy, we're beginning experiments shorty on making popcorn from the 3rd rail. Future posts will indicate the success or failure of this endeavor.
Cam   2008-09-15 07:04
Haha Great times! You better come home soon... Or have you forgotten where that is?
Flicka   2009-06-04 08:14
I'll never give another thought to valley-central tunnel.
Underground bomber   2009-07-15 23:02
Mile end to stratford central line? You should of explored some circle line tunnels.
windows help and support   2013-03-11 17:16
A lot more informative about the insight which highlights about the underground works done for the purpose of bringing underground railing into light. The site has done a pretty good job in helping others to know more and must say, great work.
dsankt   2009-07-16 03:13
Mr Bomber, not everything done is posted.
Julie   2009-09-17 12:30
HI guys,
Sorry to pop in on your feed like this, but i've been doing some research on Urban explorers and have just spotted your amazing photos.
My name is Julie Harris, I am currently a final year geography student at the University of Manchester. In the past year I have become really interested in Urban Exploration and have decided to write my undergraduate dissertation on it.
The study I am doing is focussed on the motivation behind Urban Exploration, with the aim of discussing: Are Urban Explorers geographers?
I am hoping to find some Urban explorers who would be willing to have an informal chat with me on this topic. Obviously no names will be used in my work, and for anyone that does not wish to meet with me, we could find an online way of having this discussion (e.g. MSN/Skype/email). For those based around the Greater Manchester or London area who are happy to meet and chat over a coffee, the drinks are on me!
I’m hoping to do my research some time in October, so if anyone is game please contact me via email: Julie.harris-2@stude nt.manchester.ac.uk< br /> Thanks a million x
BradKid   2010-01-19 01:41
Dsankt:
I see your comment "not everything done is posted", I'm wandering if you ventured into any partially flooded tube tunnels? There are stations left untouched since WW2. I would love to see some photo's if you have any. If this isn't the sort of thing you want posted up. My apologies and please delete.
Semiramida   2011-02-23 14:53
thank you for the post!
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Fussbaelle   2011-08-05 23:28
These are some really nice pictures of the underground - nice atmosphere. Keep up your good work.
Mathieu   2011-08-31 06:06
Ooh! Underground rail is a little threatening. Yet, I have recently heard from a friend who travelled the UK rail, first class, and she admitted that it was one of the most memorable experiences to date!
Christopher   2011-09-20 06:07
Through sheer courage and some insanity, you have provided us with some great insight and photos. Great mood and atmosphere. Keep up the good work.
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RLC   2012-11-28 21:39
My name is Julie Harris, I am currently a final year geography student at the University of Manchester. In the past year I have become really interested in Urban Exploration and have decided to write my undergraduate dissertation on it.
look here   2013-02-06 12:15
The photographs clearly reflect the strength of the tunnel constructions. The railway line is very well constructed with necessary lightings. The London underground is one of rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, which covers a large area of the London city.
blog of webcreationuk   2013-03-01 14:33
Underground rail is a little threatening. Yet, I have recently heard from a friend who travelled the UK rail, first class, and she admitted that it was one of the most memorable experiences to date!
windows help and support   2013-03-11 17:17
A lot more informative about the insight which highlights about the underground works done for the purpose of bringing underground railing into light. The site has done a pretty good job in helping others to know more and must say, great work.