interesting facts about the world famous London Underground

backround music= Digital Kiss – Will Gannon

fifteen interesting facts about the London Underground number one the Metropolitan line is the oldest metro line in the world and it was opened in 1863 number two there are 270 stations on the London Underground only 29 of which hour south of the River Thames number three the network of the underground tunnel extends to 249 miles number four the Jubilee Line is the deepest on the entire network at 69 meters below ground level number five there are 64 lifts serving the underground the deepest shaft is 55 metres in Hampstead number six the longest possible single journey on a train is 34 miles between West will slip and Epping on the central line number seven East Finchley to modern via Bank is the longest continuous tunnel on the network at 17 miles number eight during the Second World War part of the Piccadilly line was used to store British Museum treasures number nine around 55% of the London Underground is actually above the ground number 10 during the war waterproof blast door was fitted on the ground at embankment station to stop the underground flooding should water from the Thames find its way below ground due to damage from enemy bombing number 11 Baker Street has 10 platforms more than any other station on the network number 12 the Jubilee Line is the only line to connect you all or the London Underground lines number 13 during the war some stations were converted into government offices down Street was used by the War Cabinet before the cabinet war rooms were built number 14 the London Underground was first used as public air-raid shelters in September 1914 finally number 15 there were eight deep level shelters built under the London Underground during the Second World War thank you very much for listening and her filling day

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