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First underground passenger railway - Metropolitan

First underground passenger railway - Metropolitan

Event  From 10/1/1863 

Categories: Transport

Between Paddington and Farringdon. A grand opening on the 9th preceded the opening to the public on Saturday 10 January 1863.

“That afternoon Hetta trusted herself all alone to the mysteries of the Marylebone underground railway, and emerged with accuracy at King’s Cross. She had studied her geography, and she walked from thence to Islington.” This description of an early underground journey, by a woman alone, comes from the 1875 ‘The Way We Live Now’ by Anthony Trollope (p.385 in vol.2, Penguin 2001). Living in Welbeck Street Hetta probably got on at (Great) Portland Street.

Londonist have published a great piece on this historic infrastructure - they've even nailed the first piece of rude underground graffiti.

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First underground passenger railway - Metropolitan

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44760

Baker Street Station Restoration

The walls of both platforms are adorned with information boards giving the hi...

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44682

First underground passenger railway - LT plaque

London's roads were heavily congested, the railways stopped on the fringes of...

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