The Metropolitan Line

The Metropolitan Line : London's First Underground Railway

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The Metropolitan was the world's first underground railway, built in 1863 to ease the traffic congestion of a growing London and thus creating the first metro system. It went on to be used by Victorian entrepreneur Sir Edward Watkin to further his - ultimately unsuccessful - ambition to link Manchester and Paris by rail. Despite this failure, the Metropolitan decided to use Watkin's land to create the iconic `Metro-land', embracing affordable housing with easy commuting to London. The brand soon became accepted as the generic description of a lifestyle and by the end of the First World War Metro-land represented the appealing factors of aspiration and affordability. Following post-war developments, this book brings us up to date with the latest plans for this idiosyncratic railway in line with the 2012 more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 170 x 250 x 10mm | 430g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752453963
  • 9780752453965
  • 576,487

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