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Charles & Camilla on the tube

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hopped on the tube today to mark the underground's 150th birthday.

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Tube facts #2

The Victoria line was built to link King's Cross, Victoria and Euston and proposed names included Viking line, for Victoria to King's Cross, and Walvic (Walthamstow to Victoria).

Tunnelling close to Buckingham Palace and major government departments, 2.500 miners excavated an estimated one million tons of earth, uncovering fossilised marine molluscs and human bones from an old plague pit along the way.

SOURCE: David Long 'The Little Book of London Underground'

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