Photos Of London’s Tube In 1950s And 1960s

13 12 2015
A businessman sips tea from a cup and saucer in 1968, a far cry from the cardboard cups strewn through carriages today. (Leonard Burt/Stringer) 1 / 7 Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Pinterest ClosePrevious imageNext image

A businessman sips tea from a cup and saucer in 1968, a far cry from the cardboard cups strewn through carriages today. (Leonard Burt/Stringer)

Last week saw the London Underground break the record for its busiest day ever, ferrying almost five million passengers across the network, and travellers took to social media to vent their frustration at the cramped conditions. These pictures from the 1950s and 60s show the tube as it was in the days before packed commuter crushes. It wasn’t all rosy though – strikes still plagued rail users, and plenty of people would have been unhappy about that fact that smoking was permitted. (Yahoo News).

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