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The London Underground started as a world-leading system; The Metropolitan Railway opened on 10th January 1863 and was the world's first underground railway.  Now the London Underground is widely regarded as one of most expensive and inefficient underground systems.

TUBES CONTINUE TO GET WORSE...
10% of trains late or cancelled according to LT's latest quarterly report. The number of running trains fell from 94.8 per cent to 93.7 per cent from October1999 to December 1999. Tube delays rose by 8 per cent. The new £3.5Billion Jubilee Line Extension (JLE) has been blamed for the poor figures. The line went from being the Undergrounds 2nd best performer to the 2nd worst with only 89 per cent of trains running. The Bakerloo line was the worst performer out of the 11 lines.

The London Underground has274 stations with 866 million customers in 1999, 303 escalators, 64 lifts, 65 car parks, 11,400 spaces.

The future of the London Underground, and in particular whether it should be privatised, is now the battleground  for the London Mayor.

Costs for tickets for London Underground in 2000 for 6 Zone cards are:

Ticket type Adult: Child
6 Zone single fare £3.50 £1.50
1 day travelcard £4.70 N/A
weekend travelcard £7.00 N/A
1 week travelcard £35.50 £15.00
1 month travelcard £136.00 £57.60
Annual travelcard £1416 N/A
     

 

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