The London Underground celebrated its 160 year anniversary this year.
The London Underground celebrates its 160 year anniversary this year, making it the oldest underground network in the world.
The whole network began with the Metropolitan Railway which constructed a railway that covered 6km (3.75 miles) and opened on January 10 1863.
The railway proved extremely popular from its first day, carrying 36,000 passengers and more railways were quickly proposed.
The Hammersmith and City Line is the second oldest line on the Tube network
Today the Tube handles up to five million passenger journeys a day. At peak times, there are more than 543 trains whizzing around the capital.
The network has expanded to 12 lines and serves 272 stations, making it one of the busiest metro systems in the world.
We’ve taken a look at passengers riding the London Underground over the years.
Today over 150 railway station ticket offices are proposed for closure in London. Today licensed buskers have a unique audience of around 3.5 million Tube passengers every day. Trained as a figurative painter, Coon became involved in the 1960s underground movement in London while attending art school. Today the Tube handles up to five million passenger journeys a day. Fox photographer George Freston poses as a passenger on the London Underground, reading D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' on the day the book went on general sale, after a jury in the Old Bailey found that the book was not an obscene publication. (Photo by Derek Berwin/Getty Images) Raymond Canela, dressed in a Santa Claus suit, waves to passengers on the London underground subways, the Tube, December 20, 2002 in London. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) A passenger on the London underground reads the new Harry Potter book ‘Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix’ on June 23, 2003 in London. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images) Participants in the 13th annual International "No Pants Subway Ride" travel on the London Underground in London, on January 12, 2014. Passenger on the London Underground wears a surgical mask during the Coronavirus pandemic in London on March 12, 2020 in London.