Today in History
January 10, 1863
The London Underground Railroad attracts more than 30,000 passengers to its Metropolitan Line, a route nearly four-miles long between Paddington and Farringdon Street, on its opening day. It was the world’s first steam-driven and electrified underground railway. Colloquially, it’s referred to as the Tube in reference to the cylindrical shape of the train system’s tunnels.
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