Group    From 1863  To 1933

Metropolitan Railway Company

Categories: Transport

Metropolitan Railway Company

Picture source: London Remembers

This was the world's first underground passenger railway which opened from Paddington to Farringdon via Baker Street Station on 10th January 1863.

IanVisits has reproduced an Illustrated London News report on the construction of this line. Our picture is a detail off the Company's 1912 HQ in Allsop Place NW1.

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

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

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Baker Street Station Restoration

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

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Baker Street war memorial

Made of Carrara marble. The list of names is contained within an arch compose...

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First underground passenger railway - LT plaque

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

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First underground railway - red plaque

Metropolitan Railway The world's first underground railway opened from Paddin...

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Regents Park Station

Great Portland Street  is a London Underground station on the Circle, Hammers...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Metropolitan Railway Company

Creations Information

Baker Street Station

This plaque is somewhat reticent about its function which is to commemorate t...

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Baker Street war memorial

Made of Carrara marble. The list of names is contained within an arch compose...

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