The London Underground is 150 years old today. On 9 January 1863 the first tube train embarked from Paddington station – and now the system transports 1, 107 million passengers each year, employs 19, 000 staff, and serves 270 stations with a total of 426 escalators.
There will be available special stamps to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.Among the scenes on the 10 stamps are a steam locomotive, builders at work and a carriage of Edwardian passengers.
They have been issued by the Royal Mail in celebration of the world’s oldest underground transport network. The London Mayor said they were “a fitting celebration of London Underground’s rich heritage”.
The stamps feature a contemporary lithograph of a steam locomotive on the Metropolitan Line near Paddington Station, a 1938 Tube train, reproductions of classic posters, and an image of Canary Wharf station.
special stamps for the occasion of London Underground 150th anniversary
Daily, thousands of people travel by this historical underground