July 1895: Metropolitan Line

Opened on 10th January 1863, the line was the first underground railway in the world

Probably few persons among the many hundreds of thousands annually using the Metropolitan Railway are aware that when it was first opened for traffic, in January, 1863, from Bishop’s-road to Farringdon-street, it was a broad-gauge line, worked by broad-gauge engines and carriages…

Metropolitan Line 1

Metropolitan Line 2