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‘A fine and private place’: the cinematic spaces of the London Underground

BROWN, Michael William Tuke (born 1964), Managing Director, London Underground and London Rail, Transport for London, since 2010

david welsh. Underground Writing: the London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf.

Holland, Sydney (1855 - 1931), Director English, Scottish, and Australian Bank; Underground Electric Railways Co.; City and South London Railway; London and Scottish Life Assurance Co.; called to Bar, 1879; Hon. Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge; Chairman of London Hospital

HUGHES, Ronald Frederick (1927 - 2011), quality management consultant, since 1992; Systems Consultant, London Underground Ltd, 1992

Introduction: maps of the London Underground

JOEL, Solomon Barnato (died 1931), JP; member of firm Barnato Bros.; Director de Beers Consolidated Mines, New Jagersfontein Mining Company, Premier Diamond Mining Company, Angola Diamond Mining Company, Standard Bank of South Africa, South African Breweries, Knights, African Explosives and Industries, City and South London Railway, Underground Electric Railways and Rhodesian Anglo-American; Chairman, Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company, Randfontein Estates, Ltd, Langlaagte Estates and Gold Mining Company, Ltd, New State Areas, Government Gold Mining Areas, Van Ryn Deep, etc

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Michael T. Saler. The Avant-Garde in Interwar England: Medieval Modernism and the London Underground.New York: Oxford University Press. 1999. Pp. xii, 242. $39.95

NEWTON, (Charles) Wilfrid (1928 - 2012), Chairman and Chief Executive, London Regional Transport, 1989–94; Chairman, London Underground Ltd, 1989–94

ROBINSON, Clifton (1849 - 1910), Managing Director and Engineer, Imperial Tramways; Director and Engineer, Bristol Electric Tramways; and Director Metropolitan District, Underground Electric Railways of London, and Corris Railways

Transport Design, A Travel HistoryBright Underground Spaces: The London Tube Station Architecture of Charles Holden

Tubing It: Speeding through Modernity in the London Underground

Underground Revolutions: Invisible Networks of Terror in Fin-de-Siècle London


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The first underground railway in the world was the Metropolitan railway, which began to run between Paddington and Farringdon Street and then on to Moorgate in 1863. When it was extended into the Circle Line, around London's core, it ran into financial difficulties. The deep‐tunnelling methods of the 1890s greatly extended the system and enabled men and women to travel quickly from the suburbs to their place of work. The Central Line connecting the West End and the City was opened in 1900, and the rest of central London's underground system—except for the later Victoria and Jubilee lines—was finished before the First World War. See T. C. Barker and Michael Robbins, A History of London Transport, i: The Nineteenth Century (1963).

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