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London's Central Line

Written by: George Chittenden : 20 Nov 2019

This interesting photo was taken in 1898 during the construction of the Central Line in England’s capital city, London. During the Victorian age the city experienced massive changes, along with the rest of the country. Trains were transporting people and goods at unprecedented speeds around Britain, but in the city of London transport was chaos. The bold solution was to create the world’s first underground railway, moving the problem of transport underground.

The first line, the Metropolitan Line, connected Paddington to Farringdon Street and was built in 1863. Eventually a company was created called the Central London Railway, and their plan was to build a line which connected the city centre to London’s growing western suburbs. The Central Line opened in 1900 and ran from Shepherd’s Bush to Bank. Interestingly it was known for many years as the 'Two-penny Line' as that was the cost of its standard fare.

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