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Posted on Monday 29th February

The London Underground made its debut on January 10, 1863, when the Metropolitan Railway opened the world's first underground railway between Paddington and Farringdon Street.

Now, 153 years later a new line is being installed: London's Crossrail, otherwise known as the Elizabeth Line, yet another transport dedication to the British Monarchy.

The new 'purple' line, revealed by London Mayor Boris Johnson, will run via Central London from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east and due to open in December 2018.

Visit BBC News for some new and old photos of the Royal Family visiting the underground.

Further Reading

London's Railways 1967 - 1977

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London's Railways 1967 - 1977

(Hardback - 174 pages)
by Jim Blake

This lovingly-produced pictorial book covers London's railways from 1967 to 1977, showing the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction. Accompanied by a very readable narrative, telling tales of the authors adventures during his many trips around the London railway network, the volume encapsulates a fascinating period of time in Britain. During these ten years a great deal of change took place, not only with railways and transport, but also socially and economically in… Read more...


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