London built the world’s first underground railway and it quickly became a key part of the capital’s transport system. Christian Wolmar traces its development, explains why there are more lines in north than south London and brings the story up to date with an illustrated lecture based on his best-selling book, The Subterranean Railway.
Christian Wolmar is an award winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history. He has spent nearly all of his working life as a journalist, and his interest in transport began at The Independent when he was appointed transport correspondent in 1992. He has also covered many other social policy issues and has written on a wide range of subjects, from cricket to the Private Finance Initiative.
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