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Short journeys

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 08 March 2013

Gemma talks to the director of the London Transport Museum and learns about the London Underground train network. Today we are considering an extraordinary journey - the first train journey underground, made exactly 150 years ago.

In today’s story we follow the diary entries from a Londoner called Albert Pond. His story written in the 1860s and provides a wonderful snapshot of the history and creation of the London Underground. The first section of line was part of the current Metropolitan Line, running between Baker Street and Farringdon. The story highlights the extraordinary change the new line brought to transport and the lives of thousands of people.

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    An underground train

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