Category: Tube

  • Wonderpass – how it utilises a bit part from 1863

    Hyde Park Now-Wonderpass - how it utilises a bit part from 1863

    1863 is the year the Metropolitan Railway opened. It consisted of four miles and six through stations. Of these just three were truly underground. Gower Street (Euston Square), Portland Road (Great Portland Street) and the more famous Baker Street. The main entrance was originally at the western end of the station, and this was latterly […]

  • The Metropolitan Railway's first full run in 1862

    Hyde Park Now-The Metropolitan Railway's first full run in 1862

    Common knowledge: Q – When was the first  full trial run on London’s Metropolitan Railway? A – 24 May 1862 Many sources use this date as being the date of the first full, official, run along the entire Metropolitan Railway. Sadly the answer is completely wrong! During recent research on the Metropolitan Railway, I set […]