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London"s first railway - the London & Greenwich

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Published by Batsford in London .
Written in English


  • London and Greenwich Railway.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] R. H. G. Thomas.
LC ClassificationsHE3020.L62 T56
The Physical Object
Pagination[1], 270 p., 16 plates.
Number of Pages270
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5330151M
ISBN 10071340468X
LC Control Number72183205

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Proposals for a railway to run from London out to Deptford and Greenwich had been put forward in the early decades of the 19th century, and in the s. the technical solutions, finance and Acts of Parliament came together to build this first railway into central London. Train tickets from London to Greenwich can start from as little as £ when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book. The London and Greenwich Railway. London Bridge Station was the first major railway terminus to be built in London, and one of the first railway stations to be built in the world. It opened it gates on 14th December , when the London and Greenwich Railway, begun in , was brought to completion. London and Greenwich Railway. This line is open. It was extended by the London and Croydon Railway which was extended by the London and Brighton was joined by the South Eastern Railway which extended the line to Folkestone and Dover via Redhill and Ashford.