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News Article: London Underground turns 150
London Underground turns 150
From: Channel News Asia
Date: 9th Jan 2013

LONDON: The London Underground began celebrating its 150th anniversary on Wednesday, creaking under the demand of four million passengers a day but still innovating.

The world's first underground railway, then known as the Metropolitan Railway, unveiled its first stretch of track between Paddington and Farringdon on January 9, 1863, with passengers making their first journeys a day later.

Long queues formed for the steam trains in gas-lit tunnels, with one delighted passenger exclaiming that the trains were so tall, a man could stand inside with his hat on his head.

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In my imagination:

The last train to Boon Lay is at platform A. The last train to Boon Lay is at platform A. Please board the train now, good night.

(Joo Koon towards Boon Lay)

Next station, Bugis. This train service will end at Marina South Pier.

(Cross-line service from Pasir Ris to Raffles Place; although impossible in real life Grin Grin  )

Attention please. The last train to Marina Bay is arriving. The last train to Marina Bay is arriving. Passengers traveling towards Marina Bay, please proceed to the platform now. Thank you.

(The last train to Marina Bay in the Circle Line)


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