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Underground Rapid Transit in England - London Underground, Tube Map, Tunnel Railway, Docklands Light Railway Rolling Stock (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Underground Rapid Transit in England - London Underground, Tube Map, Tunnel Railway, Docklands Light Railway Rolling Stock...

Underground Rapid Transit in England - London Underground, Tube Map, Tunnel Railway, Docklands Light Railway Rolling Stock (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: London Underground, Tube map, Tunnel Railway, Docklands Light Railway rolling stock, London Underground ticketing, Tube Challenge, Johnston, 55 Broadway, Jubilee Line corruption trial. Excerpt: The London Underground (also known as the Tube or The Underground) is a rapid transit system serving a large part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in England. It is the oldest underground railway in the world, the first section of which opened in 1863 on what are now the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. In 1890 it became the first to operate electric trains. The whole network is commonly referred to by Londoners and in official publicity as the Tube, although that term originally applied only to the deep-level bored lines, along which run trains of a smaller and more circular cross-section, to distinguish them from the sub-surface "cut and cover" lines that were built first. The earlier lines of the present London Underground network were built by various private companies. They became part of an integrated transport system in 1933 when the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) or London Transport was created. The underground network became a separate entity in 1985, when the UK Government created London Underground Limited (LUL). Since 2003 LUL has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL), the statutory corporation responsible for most aspects of the transport system in Greater London, which is run by a board and a commissioner appointed by the Mayor of London. The Underground serves 270 stations and has 402 kilometres (250 mi) of track, making it the second largest metro system in the world in terms of route miles, after the Shanghai Metro. It also has one of the largest numbers of stations. In 2007, more than one billion passenger journeys...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2011
First published: July 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-97109-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-97109-1
Barcode: 9781157971092

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