Old London tube carriages to be recycled as shops

As the London Underground upgrades its lines, it end up throwing out tons of lovely tube-carriages. Rather than see them melted down for scrap, a new UK charity is taking possession of the old carriages and repurposing them as shops and workshops.

Typically carriages which no longer serve the travelling public are taken to pieces, the metals separated and the various parts disposed of, some into landfill. In the past there has been little demand for reusing them by converting them into unusual work or play spaces but Tom Foxcroft, who has set up Village Underground and approached Tube Lines about recycling carriages, has identified a use which benefits the environment and community.


(via Worldchanging)