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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:45 AM

150 years old and still running late: London's Tube celebrates landmark anniversary

Source: NBC

LONDON -- Unexplained delays, equipment failures and chronic rush-hour overcrowding are among the reasons Londoners have a love-hate relationship with their remarkable subway system, dubbed the Tube.

But it was day of gratitude for commuters - and tourists - on Wednesday as the creaking London Underground celebrated its 150th birthday.

It is a remarkable milestone for the network, carved from the hot clay beneath London’s streets and which survived the bombs of World War Two.

Abraham Lincoln was President when the world’s first subterranean passenger service opened between Paddington and Farringdon on Jan. 9, 1863.


Read more: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/09/16429205-150-years-old-and-still-running-late-londons-tube-celebrates-landmark-anniversary?lite



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HughBeaumont Jan 2013 #1

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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:06 AM

1. I'll still take it over what Cleveland has.

The (c)Rapid sucks so horribly. It's frequently late for trains that only run every 15-20 minutes, only two cars maximum even during rush hour, only drops you off one place downtown and benefits east siders far more than it does us west siders. Want to create jobs here? This garbage fossil of a train system badly needs updating.

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