How the World's First Metro System was Built - Christian Wolmar

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 29 March 2021
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It was the dawn of 1863 CE, and London's not-yet-opened subway system — the first of its kind in the world — had the city in an uproar. Most people thought the project, which cost more than 100 million dollars in today's money, would never work. So how did they do it? Christian Wolmar explains how the London Underground was built at a time when no one had built a railway under a city before.

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TED-Ed, . (2021, March 29). How the World's First Metro System was Built - Christian Wolmar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2392/how-the-worlds-first-metro-system-was-built---chri/

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TED-Ed, . "How the World's First Metro System was Built - Christian Wolmar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 29, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2392/how-the-worlds-first-metro-system-was-built---chri/.

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TED-Ed, . "How the World's First Metro System was Built - Christian Wolmar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Mar 2021. Web. 18 Sep 2021.