Tag: transportation

London tube names

London Underground: the origins of some unusual names

Have you ever wondered how some of the more unusual sounding tube stops in London got their name? Taking a look at the origins of London Underground stations’ names is, of course, pretty much the same as exploring the origins of place names: almost all of them are named after the areas they serve. Locals […]

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tightrope walker

Tightrope walking and ambulances: what do they share in common?

In the early hours of 7 August 1974, after six years of planning and months of subterfuge, Philippe Petit stepped out onto a high wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. A crowd of thousands gathered to watch the breathtaking 45 minute display, as Petit walked, danced, and even […]

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There are many odd subway names around the world.

7 subway names explained

Many locals dubbed their underground railways with unique titles. From the Tube in London, to the clockwork orange in Glasgow, find out more about the reasons behind several unusual subway names. London – the Tube The first underground railway in the world was the Metropolitan railway, which began to run between Paddington and Farringdon Street and […]

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