Happy Birthday London Underground!

Posted: January 9, 2013 in Uncategorized


It has been drawn to my shamefully neglectful attention that the London Underground is 150 years old today. Now there would have been a different blog had I not actually already started one yesterday for a guest blog post that is coming soon. I’m very happy with it, and I don’t want to be re-treading too much old ground, so rather than putting it here, I’ll be pointing everyone at that on the day it is released.

However I would be remiss if I didn’t at least give the significance of the day a mention, as the existence of this world-famous transport system provides not one but several scenes in Oblivion Storm.

So here are a few useful links for any who want them, and look out for my guest post which I shall link as soon as available!

Transport For London Twitter: https://twitter.com/TfLOfficial

TFL Website, on the Anniversary and planned festivities, souvenirs and art: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/25979.aspx

News Centre. Probably of most use to frequent Tube users: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/26727.aspx

  1. A nice little quote I picked up from the News Centre too:
    “Victorian forefathers
    ‘It continues to play a hugely important role in the success of our Capital – efficiently moving record numbers of people during the London 2012 Games.
    ‘Our massive upgrade programme builds on the engineering ingenuity of our Victorian forefathers and through new signalling, trains and track, millions of Londoners and visitors will continue to benefit from what is arguably the best, and most iconic, underground transport system in the world.’
    Mike Brown, Managing Director of London Underground, said: ‘As we mark the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway we are also building for the future – transforming stations and replacing trains, signals and track.
    ‘Our passengers are already seeing the benefits, with more frequent and reliable services on the Jubilee and Victoria lines among many other improvements.”

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