Joined by the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh, yesterday the Queen visited Baker Street Tube Station in Marylebone. This was to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground.
This article will briefly look over the London Undergrounds grand history. Looking at how it transformed from its opening in 1863 to carrying 1.171bn passengers in 2012.
The London Underground was commissioned by the Metropolitan Railway in 1854, after initially being proposed in the 1830s. The first line opened in 1863 between Paddington and Farringdon; it made use of steam-powered trains and gas lit carriages made of wood. It was hailed as a success as it carried 38,000 passengers on its opening day of operation. In 1968, the metropolitan district line was opened. The metro and district lines were linked to complete the (inner) circle line in 1884, 21 years after the initial opening.
In 1890, the world’s first deep level electric tube line opened, running between Stockwell and King William Street. The station platform was only accessible by hydraulic lift.https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeworkCentral/comments/e8ez8r/best_essay_writing_service_reddit_20192020/ For the most part, this line is now a part of the Northern Line. It wasn’t until 1905 that the district and circle lines began to become electrified.
In 1906, the Baker and Waterloo line opened between Elephant & Castle and Baker Street. This is now part of the modern day Bakerloo Line.
1908 saw the beginning of Co-ordinated marketing efforts from the separate railway companies. Distinct ‘underground’ lettering came into use along with, pocket maps, posters and signage. The first incarnation of the now world famous underground roundel logo was also introduced. The now renowned underground diagram by Harry Beck wasn’t printed until 1933.
In 1935 and the subsequent years, the London Underground took somewhat of a transformation with major extensions and most lines becoming … Read the rest