(British Pathe ) Fascinating pictures show the Queen at the controls of a Victoria Line train as she opened the line in 1969. The images are part of a British Pathe gallery launched to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground.
Fascinating Images Celebrate 150th Anniversary of London Underground
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JANUARY 08, 2013

The first stretch of the Tube, the Metropolitan or Met line as it was known, opened on January 9 1863 and was the world's first underground railway. The first stretch of track was just 6km in length - tiny in comparison to the 408km of track used today - and ran between Bishop's Road and Farringdon Street.
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