150 Years of the Hammersmith & City  

Read this great blog, 150 Years of the Hammersmith & City Line

Project 353There are more than 20 libraries in ‘Triborough’ (the combined library services of the City of Westminster, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham).

Usually the easiest and fastest way to get to each of them is to use the London Underground, as many libraries are close to a station. The Hammersmith and City Line for instance, runs through all three boroughs and conveniently serves 6 libraries. Do you which ones they are?

Normally trains run every few minutes and use the Underground’s newest air-conditioned S stock, introduced to the line in 2013. Last Saturday however, it was possible to travel in somewhat different style, as London Underground celebrated 150 years since the line opened between Paddington and Hammersmith – only a year after the original section of the Underground from Farringdon to Paddington.

A special train ran ‘top and tailed’ with steam…

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