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150 Years of The Tube

150 Years of The Tube
You are going to listen to a radio clip about the London Undergrounddo a comprehension activity Discuss Does your city have a metro or underground railway?How old is it?Have you ever been on the Tube in London?What do you know about it? Listen What was London like 150 years ago? Listen again and do the quiz below Alternative vocabulary gap fill exercise here Printable worksheets here Read Interesting Facts about the Tube Each year, every Tube train travels 114,500miles/184,269km.The average speed of a train is 33km/20.5 miles per hour.Only 45 per cent of the network is actually in tunnels.There are 426 escalators. MoreFacts London Tube map Click on the map to see an enlarged version Mind the gap!

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