Tag Archives: London Underground

1971 – September – the Victoria line opens

September 1971 edition of the Railway Magazine included an article on the opening of the final section of the London Underground Victoria line on July 23 1971. Public opening of the 3.5 mile southward extension to the Victoria Line of London … Continue reading

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First look at new Crossrail trains

I’ve been a bit short of prototype posts recently – too many exhibitions to visit, I guess.  So here’s an article from the Telegraph.  These new Crossrail trains are due to enter service on the new cross-London line in 2017 and will have … Continue reading

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Climbing Everest on the Tube

For you fitness fiends, here’s an idea that I, for one, will not be taking up, from the Daily Telegraph: This Tube map shows you how you could climb Everest using the London Underground The map tells you how many … Continue reading

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Languages on the Victoria Line

Migrants are very much in the news at the moment.  Despite the seemingly unsolvable pressures of the current mass migration across Europe, I do think that most big cities are made more interesting by a cosmopolitan population.  And where would … Continue reading

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London Underground: 150 fascinating Tube facts

Or how to bore your travelling companion on the bus during a tube strike.  These are taken from the Daily Telegraph.  Here are my top 30 (or so), avoiding a very long post! 1. There is only one Tube station … Continue reading

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Round the Underground on an Engine – Fred T. Jane

I have hi-jacked this fascinating article from the Basilica Fields blog.  I think I am OK to reproduce it in full, as Adrian writes: “During the 1890s, The English illustrated Magazine published a series of illustrated articles by Fred T. … Continue reading

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