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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Bakerloo Line

Today's the Bakerloo Line's 105th Birthday.  The line which ran from 
Baker Street to Lambeth North, originally called the "Baker Street and Waterloo Railway", opened on the 10th March 1906. Captain GHF Nichols ("Quex", the diarist in the Evening News) nicknamed it the Bakerloo.   The name stuck with the public and in July 1906 it was officially changed to the Bakerloo Railway.

Bakerloo Line by version3point1
Bakerloo Line by version3point1

According to TfL, rumour has it that the Bakerloo line originated from the desire of a few London businessmen to get to and from Lord's Cricket Ground as quickly as possible.

Maida Vale station on the Bakerloo Line, was the first London station to have all-female staff. At it's opening on 6th June 1915 it was run by two porters, two booking clerks, two ticket collectors and two relief ticket collector-booking clerks.

It has the same birthday as Chuck Norris.

Not sure if there's a connection!

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