When the first London Tube journey took place 150 years ago long queues formed at each of the seven stations from Paddington to Farringdon. London Transport Museum said about 40,000 people had travelled on the inaugural day. And within six months 26,000 people were using it every day. To mark the historic event in 1863 Transport for London (TfL) is putting together a commemorative service which will retrace the journey on 13 January.
To mark 150 years since the first Tube journey took place, Transport for London announces its plans to retrace the historic event.