Going underground: the rise of Europe’s metro railways
In a new blog post on
Europeana’s website, a detailed insight is given into the rise of the European
metro railway system.
London was the first city to construct an underground
railway beneath its bustling streets. By 1850, the city already had seven train
stations and it was estimated that around 200,000 people entered the City of
London every day.
Other European cities followed suit: the Hungarian
capital Budapest opened its electrified metro system in 1896, Glasgow finished
its first lines later that same year, followed by Chicago the year after. The
Paris metro opened in 1900 after enormous efforts.
Read the full blog post and check out a series of great pictures at Europeana.