The subterranean railway: how the London Underground was built and how it changed the city forever

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Since Victorian times, the London Underground has played a vital role in the daily life of millions of people. This book traces the history of the 'tube', from the pioneers who conceived this revolutionary form of transport, through to the advanced driverless trains of today.

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Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster, principally on transport matters. He writes regularly for a wide variety of publications including the Independent, Evening Standard and Rail magazine, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a commentator. His previous books include the widely-acclaimed Fire and Steam, Blood, Iron and Gold and Engines of War.

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I can think of few better ways to while away those elastic periods awaiting the arrival of the next eastbound Circle Line train than by reading [this book]. -- Tom Fort * Sunday Telegraph * The ferocious rivalries, administrative bungles, short-sighted compromises, cost over-runs and delays. Railway politics were ever thus. * Independent * An excellent history of the London Underground * The Times *

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