Group    From 1864  To 1933

District Railway / Metropolitan District Railway

Categories: Transport

Formed to complete the 'inner circle' of the tube in London. This was effectively the southern section: Mansion House to Earl's Court and beyond. The tunnels were formed using the 'cut and cover' method so it was extremely disruptive.  Known as the 'Metropolitan District Railway' until 1871. Other sections and extensions were added over the years. 1933 amalgamated with other London transport services to form the London Passenger Transport Board which would go on to become today's Transport for London.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
District Railway / Metropolitan District Railway

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Bow Road Underground Station

Underground Heritage Information Bow Road Station Listed as a building of nat...

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Chiswick Park Station

Love all the architectural terms.  We had to look up passimeter and it's roug...

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St John the Baptist upon Walbrook - monument

An unusual and unsuccessful siting of a three-dimensional monument. One face ...

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Sudbury Town Station

Sudbury Town is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Pi...

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Thomas Auton

Metropolitan District Railway Company This stone was laid on 24th September ...

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Other Subjects

Charles Tyson Yerkes

Charles Tyson Yerkes

First things first - pronounce his name to rhyme to with turkeys.  He has a claim to having created London Transport. Born Philadelphia. The memorial describes him as 'creative' and 'imaginative' ...

Person, Transport, USA

2 memorials
Phillips & Hopwood

Phillips & Hopwood

From Village Pumps: "Samuel Phillips was making fire engines by 1760; in 1797 the firm became Phillips & Hopwood; in 1811 it was James Hopwood; by 1818 it was Hopwood & Tilley; by 1825 Till...

Group, Craft / Design, Transport

1 memorial
Kingsway tram tunnel / Strand underpass

Kingsway tram tunnel / Strand underpass

The title of Wikipedia's page "Kingsway tramway subway" has way too many 'way's, but the page is very informative. The tunnel was constructed 1906, enabled by the 'slum clearance' project in the A...

Building, Transport

1 memorial
London Wall (the road)

London Wall (the road)

Runs from Aldersgate Street to Old Broad Street and for most of that length it is a dual carriageway. Patrick Abercrombie's radical post-war plans for London included a number of ring roads,most of...

Place, Transport

1 memorial