London Underground // (c) 2013 Andreia, Mayer 8/Flickr.com
London Underground // (c) 2013 Andreia, Mayer 8/Flickr.com

What is the world’s oldest subway system located?

London Underground // (c) 2013 Andreia, Mayer 8/Flickr.com
London Underground // (c) 2013 Andreia, Mayer 8/Flickr.com

London was the first city in the world to provide a solution to metropolitan congestion, when in 1863 it introduced the world’s first Underground railway, originally called the Metropolitan Railway,  which initially ran between Farringdon and Paddington.

In 1890 it became  the first underground system to use electric trains, with the world’s first deep level electrically operated railway running from Stockwell to King William Street and in 1969 the Victoria line where to buy aciphex became the world’s first automatic railway.

Today, the “tube” makes nearly four million journeys every day, and serves 270 stations along 11 lines.

In conjunction with the subway’s 150th anniversary, London announced the system is undergoing the most expensive upgrade in history.

In addition to new tracks,, signals and new air conditioned walk through trains, the Piccadilly, Victoria, Central and Jubilee lines and key sections of the Northern line will begin offering 24 hour weekend service starting in 2015.

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