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The London Underground at 150 – The Tube’s history in photos

THE London Underground turns 150 today. The first stretch of the world-famous network opened on January 9 1863, with the first passenger journeys taking place the following day. The Tube is place where you can be kind, funny and utterly miserable:

In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, a commemorative sign detailing when the station was opened and refurbished, displayed at Baker Street underground station in London. The world’s first subway system marked its 150th anniversary Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, with reports showing conditions way back when were much as they are today: Busy, congested and stressful for passengers.

The original artwork for the London Underground map which goes on display at the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden

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Posted: 9th, January 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment


Acts of Kindness on the London Underground

ACTS of Kindness is a project by artist Michael Landy celebrating everyday generosity and compassion on the Tube. It is not a parody:

 

 

 

 

Posted: 14th, October 2012 | In: The Consumer | Comment