Monthly Archives: December 2013

HISTORIC JANUARY- a monthly digest of historic dates relating to the London Underground

January 2014A hundred years ago this January a number of developments occurred on the Underground that might be mentioned.The Metropolitan Railway moved into its huge new offices at Baker Street, for a start. Today, the Metropolitan seems inextricably linked with … Continue reading

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Driverless trains and the Underground’s deep tube programme

I have commented previously on the issues that surround the possibility of having ‘driverless’ trains on the Underground, and have seen no reason to depart from an earlier blog item and the subsequent article in Modern Railways (which can be … Continue reading

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HISTORIC DECEMBER – a monthly digest of historic dates relating to the London Underground

December 1863 December 1863 saw the withdrawal of through Great Western Railway trains along the Metropolitan Railway, at least for a while. The Great Western, you will recall from an earlier blog, actually worked the Metropolitan when the line opened … Continue reading

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