Olympic role for ghost stations

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Trying to think of somewhere romantic to take his girlfriend on Saint Valentine’s Day three years ago, Ajit Chambers hit upon the idea of opening up a disused underground station as a night club and restaurant.

Three years later his plan is edging closer to reality. Mr Chambers has won the commitment of Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Recently 60 MPs went on a visit to Old Brompton Road station which closed in 1934.

The station is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is one of 26 disused stations that could be converted.

Ajit plans to open Old Brompton Road in time for the Olympics.

Next on the list is Aldwych in the heart of London’s theatre land.