London's Famous 'Tube' Turns 150-Years-Old This Week
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London's underground rail network, known as the "Tube" turns 150-years-old this week. On January 9, 1863, London Underground opened the world's first underground railway in central London. It opened to the public a day later on January 10. Heavily overcrowded streets prompted Victorian engineers to dig underground rail tunnels in a feat of engineering which would eventually be copied around the world. "London was very crowded in the 19th century, there were market stalls on the street....So the