The ticket windows are set to close in Canary Wharf underground station soon.

Presumably having been opened in September 1999, Canary Wharf has always had ticket window staff.

I don’t know what the set up was for Paddington in 1863 when the Met line opened.

Feasibly, just, there’s a 16-year-old worker on the Wharf, in a Saturday job or similar, who wasn’t born when Canary Wharf station opened.

It’s weird to think the Jubilee line station we use daily, is 136 years younger than the first underground railway in London. We’re the new kids on the block. Green. Newbie.

A toddler compared to other stations. Younger than other areas, at least in our current guise.

It makes me more inclined to understand why bits of the Tube network break. So far it’s outlived all of us.

I wonder what else will change at Canary Wharf station. 136 years from now, in 2151, will Wharfers still be filing out of it’s domed arch into E14?

Will we still be jostling with the City to be the financial centre of London? Will news readers still be relaying market news in front of those clocks in Canada Square?

Perhaps there’ll be more towers. Or we’ll have disappeared under water and only Floor Seven or above will be in use.

Maybe we’ll teleport. Or whizz through glass tunnels propelled by an air jet system.

Perhaps the very idea of offices and commuting will be defunct.

Nah, we’ve got the technology to work from home already and still we swarm out of the Tube station each day.

Until they develop the tools to electronically tag us, I reckon our bosses will still prefer to keep an eye on us. Some things never change.

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