150 years since first passengers rode London Underground

Boris Johnson described the network as "arguably the best, and most iconic, underground transport system in the world". Credit: PA

The tube turns 150 today.

The first stretch of the world-famous network opened to passengers on 10th January 1863.

London Underground is planning a series of events to celebrate the milestone year including a series of additional heritage rail trips using steam trains, two new two-pound coins and a set of 10 special stamps issued by Royal Mail.

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London Underground: 150 years

The age of steam returns to the Tube today as part of festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. The first passenger journeys took place on January 10th.