The centenary of London's underground


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History Today
Vol. 13, no. 2 (February 1963), p. 115-122


The opening, on January 10th, 1863, of the first part of the Metropolitan Railway in London, from Paddington to Farringdon Street, is to be commemorated this year by a number of official celebrations. The promoters of this venture struggled for nearly a decade to raise the necessary capital. Once work began, the railway took about three years to build