Happy 150th Birthday, The Tube

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  • neilka 9 Jan 2013 01:00:24 16,115 posts
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    On 9th January 1863 the first Tube train set off along the Metropolitan line. Its arrival at the other end is expected any minute now.

    Happy birthday you big useless bastard.

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • mal 9 Jan 2013 02:21:24 22,610 posts
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    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/25979.aspx

    Apparently it only went Paddington to Farringdon, though to be fair I don't know how much of W London there was 150 years ago. Paddington these days is just starting to think about leaving the west end.

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  • jonsaan 9 Jan 2013 07:19:41 25,353 posts
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    I thought you meant the TV show. Give me back my click you fraud.

    FCUTA!

  • TheRealBadabing 9 Jan 2013 08:08:50 1,319 posts
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    When I reach 150 I'm pretty sure I will look better than The Tube does now. Probably smell better too.
  • Jeepers 9 Jan 2013 08:09:06 13,181 posts
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    I hated the tube until I heard that it carries more passengers per day than the rest of the rail network combined.

    Now I just hate the rest of the rail network.
  • boo 9 Jan 2013 08:43:43 11,795 posts
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    I've used the tube regularly for 30 years, and I reckon that, per mile travelled, it's probably the best form of transport I deal with.
    Trains are obscenely expensive, and while I love my car, there are very few journeys I make where I don't end up a) in a jam, b) getting infuriated by some other idiot or c) most likely both.

    The tube has been like a big reading room on wheels! Ok, it gets held up now and again, but less often than you'd think.

    And there's something about it. The noise it makes. The way they're 'cars' and not 'carriages'. The fact that every line has it's own distinct livery.

    I'll miss it if I ever move out of London!

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  • Alastair 9 Jan 2013 09:18:23 15,894 posts
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    I first met my wife on the tube, commuting into Uxbridge.
  • sport 9 Jan 2013 09:21:48 12,758 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    I first met my wife on the tube, commuting into Uxbridge.
    Did she work the Metropolitan or Piccadilly line?
  • neilka 9 Jan 2013 09:27:23 16,115 posts
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    Have you ever taken her up the Bakerloo?

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • Fab4 9 Jan 2013 09:30:32 6,092 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    I thought you meant the TV show. Give me back my click you fraud.
    Yeah, me too. I thought Jools Holland was looking well for his age.
  • kinky_mong 9 Jan 2013 12:07:54 10,362 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Have you ever taken her up the Bakerloo?
    How rude, whether he stuck his Cockfosters up her Mudchute is none of your business.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • smoothpete 9 Jan 2013 12:14:31 31,536 posts
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    I sort of want some of these stickers but I am afraid that makes me a twat

    The Shepherds Pie one is genius.
  • nickthegun 9 Jan 2013 12:28:30 60,170 posts
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    Alastair wrote:
    I first met my wife on the tube, commuting into Uxbridge.
    Big Al did what every single man in country darent to do: talk to the hot girl you see on the same bus/train every day.

    Did I get eye contact? Im sure I got eye contact.

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  • Alastair 9 Jan 2013 13:28:35 15,894 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Alastair wrote:
    I first met my wife on the tube, commuting into Uxbridge.
    Big Al did what every single man in country darent to do: talk to the hot girl you see on the same bus/train every day.

    Did I get eye contact? Im sure I got eye contact.
    Ha ha! If only that were true!
    She came and sat next to me... :)
  • X201 9 Jan 2013 14:05:17 15,529 posts
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    Alastair wrote:

    She came and sat next to me... :)
    Oh!, she's a nutter :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYYo49R_ZS0
  • mal 9 Jan 2013 17:13:12 22,610 posts
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    boo wrote:
    The fact that every line has it's own distinct livery.
    I think they might be getting rid of that. I was on a Circle Line train the other day which was doing its damnedest impression of a District Line one, although to be fair that might be just the general incompetence of the Circle and not an overarching attempt to make us all like green accoutrements.

    I'm not a big fan of underground travel personally. The noise, the heat, the blowing out black bogies for a week afterwards, none of it strikes me as fun. But I'll admit the London Underground is indispensable for impromptu journeys where you can't plan it out for a week in advance and set out two days early, just in case.

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  • Razz 8 Sep 2014 15:12:26 61,290 posts
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    A vision of London Underground Tube Map in 2050 based on current proposals

    http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107052204&irt=759230

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