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Air raid shelters, also known as bomb shelters, are structures for the protection of non-combatants as well as combatants against enemy attacks from the air.
Albert Henry Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield, (8 August 1874 – 4 November 1948), born Albert Henry Knattriess, was a British-American businessman who was managing director, then chairman of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL) from 1910 to 1933 and chairman of the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) from 1933 to 1947.
Andrew Smith Hallidie (March 16, 1836 – April 24, 1900) was the promoter of the Clay Street Hill Railroad in San Francisco, USA.
Angel is a London Underground station in the Angel area of the London Borough of Islington.
Angel is an area in Central London, England, within the London Borough of Islington.
The Ashbury Carriage and Iron Company Limited was a manufacturer of railway rolling stock founded by John Ashbury in 1837 in Commercial St, Knott Mill in Manchester, England, near the original terminus of the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester Railway.
The Baker Street and Waterloo Railway (BS&WR), also known as the Bakerloo tube, was a railway company established in 1893 that built a deep-level underground "tube" railway in London.
Balham is a neighbourhood of south London, England, in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Balham is an interchange station consisting of adjacent London Underground and National Rail stations, located in Balham in the London Borough of Wandsworth, south London, England. The station is at the junction of Balham High Road (A24), Chestnut Grove and Balham Station Road. On the National Rail network it is measured from. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. The two stations are connected, though owned and operated separately with different ticket-issuing facilities and gatelines.
Bank and Monument are interlinked London Underground and Docklands Light Railway stations that form a public transport complex spanning the length of King William Street in the City of London.
Borough is a London Underground station in the Borough area of the London Borough of Southwark in central London.
The Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works was a manufacturer of railway carriages and wagons, agricultural machinery and stationary engines, based in Bristol.
Brush Traction is a manufacturer and maintainer of railway locomotives, part of Wabtec Corporation, based at Loughborough in Leicestershire, England, and situated alongside the Midland Main railway line.
A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.
A cable car (cable tram elsewhere, apart from North America) is a type of cable transportation used for mass transit where rail cars are hauled by a continuously moving cable running at a constant speed.
Camden Town, often shortened to Camden (a term also used for the entire borough), is a district of north west London, England, located north of Charing Cross (walking distance).
Camden Town is a London Underground station on the Northern line.
Cannon Street station, also known as London Cannon Street, is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in Travelcard zone 1 located on Cannon Street in the City of London and managed by Network Rail.
Cast iron is a group of iron-carbon alloys with a carbon content greater than 2%.
The Central London Railway (CLR), also known as the Twopenny Tube, was a deep-level, underground "tube" railwayA "tube" railway is an underground railway constructed in a cylindrical tunnel by the use of a tunnelling shield, usually deep below ground level.
The Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR), also known as the Hampstead Tube, was a railway company established in 1891 that constructed a deep-level underground "tube" railway in London.
Charles Henry Holden Litt.D, FRIBA, MRTPI, RDI (12 May 1875 – 1 May 1960) was a Bolton-born English architect best known for designing many London Underground stations during the 1920s and 1930s, for Bristol Central Library, the Underground Electric Railways Company of London's headquarters at 55 Broadway and for the University of London's Senate House.
The City & Brixton Railway (C&BR) was an authorised underground railway line in London planned to run from King William Street in the City of London under the River Thames to Brixton via The Borough, Lambeth and The Oval.
The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.
City Road is a disused London Underground station in Islington, north London.
Clapham Common is a London Underground station in Clapham within the London Borough of Lambeth.
Clapham North is an Underground station in Clapham, London.
Clapham South is a station on London Underground's Northern line between and Balham.
The Clay Street Hill Railroad was the first successful cable hauled street railway.
Colliers Wood is a London Underground station in South London.
Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.
The Metropolitan District Railway (commonly known as the District Railway) was a passenger railway that served London from 1868 to 1933.
A dividend is a payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits.
Ealing Broadway is a major single-leveled interchange station serving the district of Ealing, Greater London, England, in the London Borough of Ealing, West London.
Edgware is a London Underground station in Edgware, in the London Borough of Barnet, in North London.
Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.
The Electric Railway Museum (formerly the Coventry Railway Centre) was located in Warwickshire, south-east of Coventry, near the village of Baginton.
Elephant & Castle is a London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark in south London.
The Elephant and Castle is an area around a major road junction in South London, England, in the London Borough of Southwark.
An elevator (US and Canada) or lift (UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa, Nigeria) is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, vessel, or other structure.
Embankment is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster, known by various names during its history.
An escalator is a type of vertical transportation in the form of a moving staircase which carries people between floors of a building.
Euston railway station (also known as London Euston) is a central London railway terminus on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, managed by Network Rail.
Euston is a London Underground station served by the Victoria line and both branches of the Northern line.
Gas lighting is production of artificial light from combustion of a gaseous fuel, such as hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, propane, butane, acetylene, ethylene, or natural gas.
Golders Green is a London Underground station in Golders Green, north London.
The grade (also called slope, incline, gradient, mainfall, pitch or rise) of a physical feature, landform or constructed line refers to the tangent of the angle of that surface to the horizontal.
The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR), also known as the Piccadilly tube, was a railway company established in 1902 that constructed a deep-level underground "tube" railway in London.
Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth, (3 January 1888 – 6 March 1965) was a British Labour politician who held a variety of senior positions in the Cabinet.
Her Majesty's Treasury (HM Treasury), sometimes referred to as the Exchequer, or more informally the Treasury, is the British government department responsible for developing and executing the government's public finance policy and economic policy.
Hurst, Nelson and Company Ltd was a railway rolling stock manufacturer based in Motherwell, Scotland.
Hydraulics (from Greek: Υδραυλική) is a technology and applied science using engineering, chemistry, and other sciences involving the mechanical properties and use of liquids.
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association for civil engineers and a charitable body in the United Kingdom.
Islington is a district in Greater London, England, and part of the London Borough of Islington.
James Henry Greathead (6 August 1844 – 21 October 1896) was a civil engineer renowned for his work on the London Underground railway.
A joint committee is a committee made up of members of both chambers of a bicameral legislature.
Kennington is a district in south London, England.
Kennington is a London Underground station on Kennington Park Road in Kennington within the London Borough of Southwark.
King William Street was the original but short-lived northern terminus of the City and South London Railway (C&SLR), the first deep-level underground railway in London and one of the component parts of the London Underground's Northern line.
King William Street is a street in the City of London, the historic nucleus and modern financial centre of London.
King's Cross St.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
In United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and United States law and business, liquidation is the process by which a company is brought to an end.
This is a list of crossings of the River Thames comprising over 200 bridges, 27 tunnels, six public ferries, one cable car link, and one ford.
A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.
Lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.
Private Acts are laws in the United Kingdom which apply to a particular individual or group of individuals, or corporate entity.
The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was a railway company in England from 1838 to 1922.
Several bridges named London Bridge have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London.
London Bridge is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station in Southwark, south-east London.
London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected.
The London Electric Railway (LER) was an underground railway company operating three lines on the London Underground.
The London General Omnibus Company or LGOC, was the principal bus operator in London between 1855 and 1933.
King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a Central London railway terminus on the northern edge of the city.
Paddington, also known as London Paddington, is a Central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in the Paddington area.
The London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) was the organisation responsible for local public transport in London and its environs from 1933 to 1948.
The London Transport Museum, or LT Museum based in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city.
The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Electric locomotives were first used on the London Underground when the first deep-level tube line, the City and South London Railway (C&SLR), was opened in 1890.
The Standard Stock title was applied to a variety of Tube stock built between 1923 and 1934, all of which shared the same basic characteristics, but with some detailed differences.
Mather & Platt is the name of several large engineering firms in Europe, South Africa and Asia that are subsidiaries of Wilo SE, Germany or were founded by former employees.
The Metropolitan line (colloquially known as the Met) is a London Underground line that runs between in the City of London and and in Buckinghamshire, with branches to in Hertfordshire and in the western London Borough of Hillingdon.
The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
Moorgate is a central London railway terminus and connected London Underground station on Moorgate in the City of London.
Morden is a district and town in the London Borough of Merton, England, located around south-southwest of central London.
Morden is a London Underground station in Morden in the London Borough of Merton.
The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British Science Museum Group of National Museums and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
Nationalization (or nationalisation) is the process of transforming private assets into public assets by bringing them under the public ownership of a national government or state.
The Northern City Line is a commuter line in England, which runs from London Moorgate to Finsbury Park in London with services running beyond.
The Northern line is a London Underground line that runs from south-west to north-west London, with two branches through central London and three in the north.
Old Street is a National Rail and London Underground station at the junction of Old Street and City Road in central London, England.
Oval is a London Underground station in the London Borough of Lambeth.
A padded cell is a cell in a psychiatric hospital with cushions lining the walls.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.
The pre-decimal penny (1d) was a coin worth of a pound sterling.
A power station, also referred to as a power plant or powerhouse and sometimes generating station or generating plant, is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power.
Railway electrification in Great Britain began during the late 19th century.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.
Royal assent or sanction is the method by which a country's monarch (possibly through a delegated official) formally approves an act of that nation's parliament.
Siemens Brothers and Company Limited was an electrical engineering design and manufacturing business in London, England.
South Wimbledon is a London Underground station in south-west London.
The Southern Railway (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.
Southwark is a district of Central London and part of the London Borough of Southwark.
St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.
A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps.
State ownership (also called public ownership and government ownership) is the ownership of an industry, asset, or enterprise by the state or a public body representing a community as opposed to an individual or private party.
Stockwell is a district in inner south London, England, located in the London Borough of Lambeth.
Stockwell is a London Underground station in Stockwell in the London Borough of Lambeth.
Sutton is the principal town of the London Borough of Sutton in South London, England.
The Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, Limited was a shipyard and iron works straddling the mouth of Bow Creek at its confluence with the River Thames, at Leamouth Wharf (often referred to as Blackwall) on the west side and at Canning Town on the east side.
A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway locomotive or train, through a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track.
Tooting is a district of South London, England, forming part of the Wandsworth borough.
Tooting Bec, originally Trinity Road (Tooting Bec), is a London Underground station in Tooting, South London.
Tooting Broadway is a London Underground station in Tooting in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South London.
The Tower Subway is a tunnel beneath the River Thames in central London, between Tower Hill on the north side of the river and Vine Lane (off Tooley Street) on the south.
The Trade Facilities Acts were a series of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that were designed to alleviate the problem of large scale unemployment in the aftermath of the First World War.
A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.
The Berlin tramway (Straßenbahn Berlin) is the main tram system in Berlin, Germany.
The Tube map is a schematic transport map of the lines, stations and services of the London Underground, known colloquially as "the Tube", hence the map's name.
A tunnelling shield is a protective structure used during the excavation of large, man-made tunnels.
The table below lists many of the tunnels under the River Thames in and near London, which, thanks largely to its underlying bed of clay, is one of the most tunnelled cities in the world.
The Underground Electric Railways Company of London Limited (UERL), known operationally as the Underground for much of its existence, was established in 1902.
Underwriting services are provided by some large specialist financial institutions, such as banks, insurance or investment houses, whereby they guarantee payment in case of damage or financial loss and accept the financial risk for liability arising from such guarantee.
The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.
Voltage, electric potential difference, electric pressure or electric tension (formally denoted or, but more often simply as V or U, for instance in the context of Ohm's or Kirchhoff's circuit laws) is the difference in electric potential between two points.
The Waterloo & City line (colloquially known as The Drain) is a London Underground line that runs between Waterloo and Bank with no intermediate stops.
Waterloo is a London Underground station located beneath Waterloo National Rail station.
Watford Junction is a railway station that serves Watford, Hertfordshire.
Watlington is a market town and civil parish about south of Thame in Oxfordshire, near the county's eastern edge and less than from its border with Buckinghamshire.
The Wimbledon and Sutton Railway (W&SR) was a railway company established by an Act of Parliament in 1910 to build a railway line in Surrey (now south-west London) from Wimbledon to Sutton via Merton and Morden in the United Kingdom.
Wimbledon WIMBLESON is a district of southwest London, England, south-west of the centre of London at Charing Cross, in the London Borough of Merton, south of Wandsworth, northeast of New Malden, northwest of Mitcham, west of Streatham and north of Sutton.
Wood Lane is a disused station on the London Underground located in Shepherd's Bush, west London.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.