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London Underground Infographic

INFORMATION When it opened in 1908, it was the first underground railway in the world. 270 serving stations 4134 carriages currently in the London Underground system. make up the London Underground's fleet. 20.5 mph 249 miles of track or 33km per hour is the average train speed. above and below ground across The London Underground. It is estimated that half a million mice live in the Underground system. Cadbary DAIRY MILK: WHOLENUT More accidents are caused on the London is the biggest seller in the Underground by green grapes vending machines at London than by banana skins. Underground stations. Travelling on the Tube for 40 minutes is the equivalent of smoking 2 cigarettes. LOST PROPERTY The mosquitoes in the system are said to have evelved into a new species. 10° celsius hotter 82 million people average air temperature on The Underground than on per year are serviced by the busiest Underground the surface. station, Waterloo. Aldgate station is built on a plague pit containing more than 1000 bodies. Harry Beck Julian Lloyd Webber designed the Tube map in is said to have been the London Underground's 1933 and was paid only 5 guineas for the job. first official busker. 426 escalators A 33% drop in abuse every week the Tube's escalators against staff reported in trials when classical music was played travel the equivalent of 2 trips around the world. at Tube stations. *Refresh ACCOMMODATION Attributes: Skull designed by Gabriele Fumero from The Noun Project, Harpoon designed by James Bond Icons from The Noun Project, Typewriter designed by Simon Child from The Noun Project, Lawn Mower designed by Luis Prado from The Noun Project, Bench designed by Giorgia Guarino from The Noun Project,Ski designed by Anna Weiss from The Noun Project, Scissors by Flavio Gortana from The Noun Project, Mosquito designed by Monika Ciapala from The Noun Project References: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/1608.aspx http://www.1stcontactenews.co.uk/featured-news/50-interesting-facts-london-underground/ http://angloberry.com/ukinfobuzz/articles/50/30-fascinating-facts-about-the-London-Tube http://www.ukseries.com/blog/2011/01/8-interesting-facts-about-the-london-underground/ http://josephleebevan.blogspot.co.uk/p/top-10-london-underground-facts.html http://www.timeout.com/london/big-smoke/features/2812/London_Underground_lost_property.html http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/facts-to-fascinate-about-the-london-underground-6789035.html http://uktv.co.uk/dave/facts/sid/7758 http://blog.easytobook.com/tips/11-fun-facts-about-the-london-tubel http://www.britain-magazine.com/features/region/england/london/wierd-and-wonderful-facts-about-the-london-und erground/ http://www.tntmagazine.com/expat-life/london-transport/the-london-underground

London Underground Infographic

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Just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground find out all you need to know about one of the world's oldest and most famous train system.

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