Building The Tube

January 2019
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Season 1 Episode 3 - The Metropolitan Line

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Rob Bell explores the construction of the world’s first underground railway - the Metropolitan. The Metropolitan Line travels 42 miles from villages of Buckinghamshire into the heart of the City. The Tube map’s purple line takes seventy million passengers every year through London. But what few realise is they are travelin...
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Season 1 Episode 2 - The Central Line

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Rob Bell uncovers the pioneering history of the London Underground - with special access to its hidden workings, and meeting the staff who know and love it. This week, he explores the construction of the busiest of all the Tube lines - the Central Line.
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Season 1 Episode 1 - The Northern Line

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Rob Bell explores the construction of the world’s first deep Tube line - known today as the Northern Line. The Northern Line runs for 36 miles through London, connecting north and south across the Thames. Seven hundred thousand passengers rely on it every day. But to build it, its Victorian engineers had to overcome unbeli...
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