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02/08/1870 Tower Subway opens in London

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Top 5 London Life Hacks - TFL Underground / Tube

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The New Tube for London

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London Underground modernisation: the next four lines

The Tower Subway is a tunnel beneath the River Thames in central London, between Tower Hill on the north side of the river and Vine Lane on the south. In 1869 a 1,340-foot circular tunnel was dug through the London clay using a cast iron shield, an idea that had been patented in 1864 by Peter W. Barlow but never built.
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    • The first underground railways (1863–1905) 

    • Electric underground railways (1900–1908) 

    • Integration (1902–1933) 

    • London Passenger Transport Board (1933–1947) 

    • Nationalisation (1947–2000) 

    • Transport for London (from 2000) 

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