Who invented the subway

History of the subway

The word "Metro" itself appeared thanks to the Metropolitan Railway Company, which built the first line of the London Underground. The streets of foggy Albion were too crowded because of the transport, so that in the mid-19th century a lawyer Charles Pearson came across a brilliant idea: Why hasn't a railroad been built underground yet? As in all areas of human life, simplicity is the highest level of perfection. Such a simple question resulted in a wonderful invention. All of this is also reminiscent of the situation with the Internet, which was also invented this way and thanks to which we can do so many things today without leaving the house, e.g. B. shopping, making profits on casino.netbet.de, part-time jobs, etc.

Charles Pearson's idea was a huge hit. In January 1863, the first train ceremoniously traveled along the route from the main train station to the city's business district, transporting around 40,000 people in one day. Until now, the subway has been one of the favorite modes of transport for many people, although we don't particularly enjoy using public transport in the 21st century and have almost no need to leave the house lately as we do a lot of things with our smartphones can do. We have teleworking positions, visit online shops and casinos such as casino.netbet.com/de, use online banking, etc.

Today the London Underground is one of the largest transport hubs in the world. A single ring line also connects train stations, so there is a risk that you will end up in the wrong train station and head to the suburbs. The British proudly call their subway "Tube". This is what the first subway passenger exclaimed when he rode the subway for the first time. Trains in the UK are not on time, there are delays of up to 10 minutes. This is the most complicated subway in the world - 270 stations with illogical labyrinths of crossings, curves and dead ends. No wonder horror movie makers are inspired by the London Underground.

In mainland Europe, Budapest discovered the metro - a 3.6 km long railway appeared in 1896. In 1900 Paris boasted a new means of transport, where the short and laconic word "metro" was also used. Many tourists consider it the most efficient and convenient subway in the world. Although the subway stations are not always advertised, but you can get to the Eiffel Tower 10 minutes from the center. In 1902, a subway was also built in Berlin. During the Second World War it was turned into a huge air raid shelter. It's a chaotic network with many stations and illogical branches. For example, trains from different lines arrive at the same stop.

The subway in Boston (USA) was built in 1897. After that, the city's crowded streets were almost empty. This mode of transport was much more convenient than the tram. The subway emerged much later in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Now the largest subway is in New York and has 468 stations. Tourists (those who have something to compare) say this is also the dirtiest subway in the world. The timetable changes depending on the route and day of the week. The oldest subway in Asia, which opened in 1927, is in Tokyo. Every year it drives around 2 billion passengers. Trains are the most convenient and rational in terms of space, but even that doesn't help. There are people whose job is to cram passengers into the subway.

Construction of the subway in the densely populated Chinese capital did not begin until 1965. At first, only the military were allowed to use the subway. It was not until 1976 that others were allowed to use this mode of transport. Nowadays there are huge shopping malls there where you can buy anything.