Inside The Tube: Going Underground
Granted special access to the secret workings of the Tube, and with the aid of the London Underground staff who know it best, engineer Rob Bell discovers the fascinating hidden history of how London’s iconic metro was built.
Part 1: Northern Line: The World’s First Deep Tube Line
Rob explores the construction of the world’s first deep Tube Line known today as the Northern Line, which runs 36 miles through London and connects the boroughs north and south of the Thames. 700,000 passengers rely on it every day.
Part 2: Central Line: The Busiest Line in Britain
The Central Line is the artery that travels across the heart of London. At 46 miles, it is the longest of all tube lines. But as Rob discovers, it is a line constantly battling its Victorian legacy.
Part 3: Metropolitan Line: World’s First Underground
London’s Metropolitan Line was the world’s first underground railway, and is still used by 70 million passengers each year.
Part 4: Piccadilly Line: The First Modern Tube Line
Rob Bell discovers how the Piccadilly Line played an important part in saving the Tube from bankruptcy, as well as changing the face of public transport. He visits an abandoned station beneath Piccadilly Circus,