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Opening of the London Underground

Posted in Anniversary, Transport, Travel on Thursday, 30 December 2010

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The London Underground, the oldest underground commuter transport stystem in the world. Illustration by Harry Green

10 January marks the anniversary of the opening of the London Underground in 1863, the first rapid transport underground railway system in the world. In 1890 it became the first system to operate electric trains. The Underground – of which some 55% is actually overground – has 250 miles of track, 270 stations and carries roughly 3 million passengers a day.

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