There’s no denying that us Brits have a true/love hate relationship with public transport! However the fact that our capital is home to the second largest transit system in the world is an achievement which deserves to be applauded.
Commonly referred to as the Tube, The Underground is a rapid transit system spans across 406 kilometres of track, along 11 different lines and serves 270 stations. The underground has come to be an iconic feature of London, a must visit for tourists, a popular backdrop for many Hollywood films and for many, an integral part of the daily commute.
Astonishingly, construction of The Underground started back in 1861 and operation of the system began in 1863. Since then, it has continued expanding and today transports over a billion passengers each year.
So here’s to The Underground, transporting Brits from A to B since 1863.
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