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Friday, January 04, 2013

LU150: London Underground Past, Present & Future

On 10 January 2013, London underground railway system celebrates its 150th birthday. Throughout this year there will be a number of celebratory events as part of LU150 (the name London Transport Museum have coined to mark the occasion), however only one on the actual anniversary. To mark the occasion, Londonist is teaming up with
London Historians to put on a very special event.

Limited Edition Oyster card for 150th London Underground Anniversary
Photo by L J Rich
 
From 6.30pm at London Transport Museum an expert panel (and the not so expert me) will discuss the past, present and future of the Tube.

Joining me will be:
  • Christian Wolmar – leading transport commentator, with plans to run in the 2016 London Mayoral elections 
  • Mark Mason – author of Walk the Lines 
  • Gareth Edwards – historian and Editor of transport site London Reconnections 
  • The panel will be chaired by Matt Brown, editor of Londonist 
As well as revealing some of our favourite stories from the Tube’s history, we'll also be tested with a short Have I Got News For You-style quiz about the underground, and asked to speculate about the future of the Tube.

There'll be lots of time for Q&A too. Tickets are likely to sell out fast, so get in quick.

London Underground: Past, Present and Future is at London Transport Museum on 10 January, 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets are £10 or £8 for London Historians members - call 0207 565 7298 to get your ticket.


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