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Why is the London Underground So Confusing? Part 2

Meanwhile, Edward Watkin was industriously creating new branch lines of his railway, going west and north.  Since they used the same trains, his intention was to link his underground section in London to the other railways he owned in the North of England.  Alas, this project ran out of funds, and ground to a halt […]

Why is the London Underground So Confusing? Part 1

Love it or loathe it, the underground is a huge part of the London experience, for locals and visitors alike.  People new to the city often find it overwhelming, while Londoners dread the daily commute in crowded carriages, shoved up against someone’s sweaty armpit. Strong feelings about the Tube are nothing new.  When the idea […]