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July 15, 2023

London Underground in the 1980s Through Fascinating Photos

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground or by its nickname the Tube) is a rapid transit system serving Greater London and some parts of the adjacent home counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in England.

The Underground has its origins in the Metropolitan Railway, the world's first underground passenger railway. Opened on 10 January 1863, it is now part of the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

Despite its name, only 45% of the system is under the ground: much of the network in the outer environs of London is on the surface. In addition, the Underground does not cover most southern parts of Greater London, and there are only 33 Underground stations south of the River Thames.

These fascinating photos were taken by D Henderson that show what London Underground looked like in the 1980s.

1 comment:

  1. Just discovered this site and only visited a couple of pages, but it looks and feels really great. Love being nostalgic and 70's and 80's were times I grew up here in Sweden. This is a goldmine, and I will probably spend a lot of hours here.

    Regarding the London Tube, it strikes me how little graffiti there's in these pictures. Most pictures I've seen of the 80's and underground are filled with it. But here it looks nice and clean. Thanks for this nostalgic trips and there's more to come. Cheers




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