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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
It is nearly the end of London Underground’s anniversary celebrations, looking back at 150 years of subterranean transport in the capital.
From the first Metropolitan Line trains and the pneumatic railway, to one of the busiest and most-connected subway systems in the world, it is an iconic part of the city’s history.
And to mark that, we trawled the archives to find some amazing photos of the first trial journeys beneath London, as the revolutionary new form of transport was launched in 1863.
We’ve also dug out some others from the Tube’s amazing history, and as you can see from the pictures, quite a lot has changed, and quite a lot hasn’t, which neatly highlights what makes travelling on the Underground both charming and deeply frustrating all these years later.
Check out the gallery below and let us know what are your favourite images from 150 years of the Tube, or contact us on Twitter @London24.