Right here’s some history info concerning the London Underground, likewise called “Television,” the earliest metro or city transportation system on the planet.
There are a variety of old terminals as well as passages that are currently shut.
The London Underground is patrolled by the British Transport Police (BTP).
Some terminals are under the territory of the BTP as well as neighborhood authorities firms.
Over 12,000 CCTV electronic cameras are utilized to keep an eye on the London Below ground terminals, depots, parking area as well as trains.
January 9, 1863 – The London Below ground starts operating on the Metropolitan Train. Forty thousand guests ride the Below ground on the initial day. This course is currently offered by the Circle Line as well as the Hammersmith & & City Line.
1863 – Metropolitan Line opens up (purple line on the map).
1864 – Hammersmith & & City Line opens up (pink line on the map).
1868 – District Line opens up (eco-friendly line on the map).
1869 – East London Line opens up (orange line on the map).
1884 – Circle Line opens up (yellow line on the map).
1890 – Northern Line opens up (black line on the map).
1898 – Waterloo & & City Line opens up (teal on the map).
1900 – Central Line opens up (red line on the map).
1906 – Bakerloo Line opens up (brownish line on the map). Piccadilly Line opens up (dark blue on the map).
1911 – The initially escalators are mounted, at Earl’s Court terminal.
1913 – First look of the circle as well as straight bar icon.
1929 – The last by hand run doors on tube trains are changed by air-operated doors.
1969 – Victoria Line opens up (light blue on the map).
1979 – Jubilee Line opens up (silver line on the map).
November 18, 1987 – A fire at King’s Cross terminal is brought on by a burning suit dropping onto a wooden-tread escalator panel. Thirty-one individuals pass away in the fire.
July 7, 2005 – Four suicide bombers detonate themselves aboard 3 Tube trains as well as a bus throughout early morning heavy traffic, eliminating 52 individuals as well as hurting around 700.
July 21, 2005 – Four bombing incidents in London take place virtually at the same time, 3 on metro trains, one on a bus. 3 little gadgets blow up at 3 different Below ground metro terminals, 2 weeks after the July 7 fear assaults. Tiny blasts happen at Warren Road, Oval as well as Guard’s Shrub terminals. Scotland Backyard likewise reacts to an “occurrence” on a bus at Hackney Roadway as well as Columbia Roadway in eastern London. There are no casualties.
2007- For the very first time, television lugs one billion guests in a year.
2013 – The 150th wedding anniversary.
July 8, 2015 – A 24-hour strike starts 6 p.m. neighborhood time. The strike activity is called after unions as well as the London Below ground fall short to settle on a pay bargain over a brand-new “Evening Tube” solution as a result of begin in September.
February 23, 2016 – It is revealed that Crossrail, a brand-new railway task, will certainly be called the Elizabeth Line. The brand-new line is arranged to completely open up in fall 2019.
April 15, 2016 – Phil Sayer, recognized for the London Tube’s “mind the space” as well as “stand free from the doors” security news, passes away.
September 15, 2017 – A rush hour blast brought on by an improvisated eruptive gadget on a London Below ground train at Parsons Environment-friendly terminal injures at the very least 30 individuals in what authorities call a terrorist occurrence.
May 12, 2021 – Safety screening starts on the brand-new Crossrail/Elizabeth Line trains. Task leaders anticipate the brand-new line to start running in very early 2022, virtually 4 years behind timetable.
May 17, 2022 – Queen Elizabeth II makes a surprise public appearance at the opening ceremony of the Crossrail/Elizabeth Line. The initial stage available to the general public on May 24.
May 2023 – The Elizabeth Line completely opens up.