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More to the Tube than meets the eye

Post by David Benton » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:11 pm

"Inevitably, every visitor to London forms a relationship with the Tube.

In other cities, underground railways are practical, no-nonsense ways to get around town quickly.

But the London Underground has always seemed more than that."
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Re: More to the Tube than meets the eye

Post by george matthews » Mon May 18, 2015 9:18 am

David Benton wrote:"Inevitably, every visitor to London forms a relationship with the Tube.

In other cities, underground railways are practical, no-nonsense ways to get around town quickly.

But the London Underground has always seemed more than that."
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In the late 1950s I set out to cover the whole of the Underground. I travelled on most of it. I don't think I ever got to Aylesbury (which is no longer reached).

As there were no Oyster cards in those days I cheated on fares by not passing through the barriers at termini and returning on the next train.

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