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10,729. Otto Wagner designed these spectacular stations of the Viennese underground. (Art & Art Nouveau & Vienna & Underground Trains) Stephen Smith, Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau III, BBC 2013
13,268. Japanese cult Leader Shoko Asahara convinced his disciples he was Christ reincarnated and that they must surrender their will to his for ultimate salvation ... In blind obedience to their leader, cult members poured their resources into a deadly scheme. March 20th 1995, Monday morning rush hour: as millions of commuters board the Tokyo subways, members of Aum Shinriko release a deadly nerve agent on five different trains throughout the city. (Cults & Murder Case & Japan & Underground Trains) Cults: Devotion
17,481. On average they arrest around ten pick-pockets a week on the Tube. (Gangs: Bulgaria & Bulgaria & Underground Trains) Ross Kemp on Gangs: Bulgaria 2/4
47,882. There was just one place to go – London was going to have to go underground. (Railways & Trains & Engineering & Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Underground Trains) Mark Williams on the Rails: Going Underground
47,883. Twenty years after he [Pearson] first suggested the idea work on an underground railway began. (Railways & Trains & Engineering & Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Underground Trains) ibid.
47,895. In 1886 the world’s first deep underground railway was dug in London. (Railways & Underground Trains & Engineering & London) Ronald Top, More Industrial Revelations: Europe – The City
47,898. The Underground: no-one had done it before ... In 1863 the world’s very first subterranean railway opening linking Farringdon to Paddington. (Railways & Engineering & Under Ground Trains & Industrial Revolution & Great Britain & England) Rory McGrath’s Best of British Engineering: Transport Systems
47,998. It’s early evening in November 1987 London: in one of the City’s busiest railway stations a discarded match or cigarette on a wooden escalator starts a small fire. Within minutes the fireball it creates engulfs the station ticket hall. King’s Cross: Inferno on the Tube, Channel 5 2014
47,999. The fire was building under the Piccadilly Line escalator. ibid.
48,000. London Underground is 150 years old this year. The City would be unthinkable without it. (Under Ground Trains & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & England) The Tube: An Underground History, BBC 2013
48,001. Farringdon is prone to flooding. The track is built along the bed of a river. (Under Ground Trains & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & England) ibid.
48,002. The first underground lines were built just under the surface using a technique called Cut & Cover. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & England & Tunnel) ibid.
48,003. The Greathead Shield was the tunnelling machine pioneered by Brunel that made it possible to dig through the clay deep under London. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & England & Tunnel) ibid.
48,004. One other innovation drove this extraordinary expansion: Electricity. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Industrial Revolution & England) ibid.
48,005. In 1933 intense public demand to make the system simpler led parliament to create a new body bringing all the different private companies together: London Transport. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Transport & England) ibid.
48,006. The Tube was creating new suburbs. (Underground Trains & Engineering & England) ibid.
48,007. On 18th November 1987 the years of neglect brought Kings Cross Station to a tragic low. (Underground Trains & Engineering & England) ibid.
48,008. The Tube is now undergoing a ten billion pound upgrade. (Underground Trains & Engineering & England) ibid.
48,009. Underneath the streets of London an army of more than ten thousand engineers is building a brand-new subterranean railway: Crossrail, costing almost fifteen billion pounds. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway, BBC 2014
48,010. Much of the old infrastructure remains in place today. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway II
48,011. Tunnelling under the Thames has been as Great British obsession for many years. (Underground Trains & Tunnel & Engineering & Railways) ibid.
48,012. The most ambitious railway in Britain for a generation: Crossrail. A new subterranean train line connecting Heathrow Airport in the west to the booming city in the east. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway III
48,013. The biggest engineering project in Europe. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) ibid.
113,962. This is a drone’s eye view of an extraordinary endeavour almost entirely hidden from sight. While shoppers and city workers pound London’s pavements above, this secret army of more than ten thousand workers is pulverising the rock and clay right beneath their feet. They’re building Crossrail: a brand-new underground railway costing almost £15 billion. It’s one of the most ambitious rail projects in Britain since the time of Brunel. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway s2e1, BBC 2017
113,963. 120 kilometres of new railway will link to the rest of the Tube. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) ibid.
113,964. 60 archaeologists are working around the clock to excavate this huge pit. ibid.
114,006. 100 million hours of labour: it’s finally possible to experience a driver-eye’s view of the new £15 billion railway. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway s2e2
114,007. The new railway will pass right across London. (Underground Trains & Engineering & Railways) ibid.
92,024. Every morning over four million people descend into a vast network of tunnels beneath the city. (Underground Trains & System) London Underground Revealed, National Geographic 2014
92,025. It’s the biggest metro system in the Western world. (Underground Trains & System) ibid.
99,511. Tube: it carries as many passengers as the rail network … This is a flagship policy … People don’t want the Tube to be privatised. (Underground Trains & Privatisation & Railways) Mark Thomas Comedy Product s5e6
99,512. When you privatise the rail network … you fragment it. (Underground Trains & Privatisation & Railways) ibid.
99,515. They’ve already split the Tube up into four distinct companies … It’s called shadow running. (Underground Trains & Privatisation & Railways) ibid.
99,516. They’re going on strike for safety … This is our underground system. They’re your drivers. (Underground Trains & Privatisation & Railways) ibid.
104,575. This is the world’s oldest underground railway. 154 years after it opened the London Underground is carrying more passengers than ever. No-one believed it could be done. But its past has left a legacy. Inside the Tube: Going Underground I, Channel 5 2017
104,576. The story of the world’s first-ever deep-Tube line. How one man overcame unbelievable obstacles to build the railway the shape of not just London but cities everywhere … the Northern Line. ibid.
104,577. Around 700,000 people ride it today. The Northern Line runs for thirty-six miles … It’s the deepest of all the Tube lines. ibid.
104,578. Floodgates were fitted in stations near the Thames. ibid.
104,579. For the first time in seventy years its [Underground] getting bigger. ibid.
104,917. The Central Line: transporting a mind-boggling 260 million passengers a year, it’s not just the busiest Tube line of all, it’s also the busiest most packed train line in Britain. Inside the Tube: Going Underground II: Central Line
104,918. Constantly battling its nineteenth century legacy to keep London moving today. ibid.
104,919. The Central Line has some sharp bends in it … They decided to tunnel under the roads instead. ibid.
104,920. It screeches and scrapes its way under London. ibid.
104,921. Every night as soon as the last train departs central London an army of workers descend on to the Line … Replacing the track is a never ending task. ibid.
105,275. The story of the world’s first ever underground railway: the Metropolitan, and how today’s massive integrated network grew from a jumble of competing lines with warring bosses. Inside the Tube: Going Underground III
105,276. This, the world’s first underground, was built only just under ground - cut and cover involved digging a huge trench along a road, sticking a railway in then covering it back up again with an arch. It took years, caused massive disruption and made life hell for the unfortunate people living here. ibid.
105,277. The Metropolitan’s success prompted a second line to open – District. ibid.
105,579. The Piccadilly line: what we recognise as the modern Tube today was born on the Piccadilly … One of the busiest lines is the Piccadilly … the royal blue ribbon. Inside the Tube: Going Underground IV
105,580. Radical change was needed … ‘[Frank] Pick’s vision of the future … simplicity of movement through a busy station.’ ibid.