Building The Tube

Building The Tube (2017)

Rob Bell has been granted special access to London's Tube network, where he'll uncover the story of how this engineering feat was achieved and the extraordinary characters that made it happen. We explore how the Tube's engineering innovations have shaped London; from its origins, to the building of the first true deep Tubes a hundred years ago, its pioneering maps, escalators, and its life-saving role during the Blitz. Rob reveals ghost stations, secret tunnels, hidden walkways, control rooms, depots, and repair pits. Rob walks through the tunnels at night time and travels through the maintenance conduits and serviceways by day. This series tells us about the Tube's history as well as how it's run today and the army of workers who keep five million commuters moving through the network every day.

Rob Bell

Series, 2017, Documentary, Mini Series, Science & Tech


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Building The Tube - TV Showtimes

Tuesday, January 22

9:50pm

Building The Tube ‘The World's First Underground’

SBS

Building The Tube

'The World's First Underground'

SBS, 9:50pm, Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 55 minutes

Rob Bell explores the construction of the world's first underground railway - the Metropolitan. The Metropolitan Line travels 42 miles from villages of Buckinghamshire into the heart of the City. The Tube map's purple line takes seventy million passengers every year through London. But what few realise is they are travelling through hand-built brick tunnels constructed one hundred and fifty years ago, at the time of Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria.

Rob Bell

Series, 2017, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Science & Tech, Mini Series, Season 1 Episode 3


Building The Tube ‘The World's First Underground’

SBS HD

Building The Tube

'The World's First Underground'

SBS HD, 9:50pm, Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 55 minutes

Rob Bell explores the construction of the world's first underground railway - the Metropolitan. The Metropolitan Line travels 42 miles from villages of Buckinghamshire into the heart of the City. The Tube map's purple line takes seventy million passengers every year through London. But what few realise is they are travelling through hand-built brick tunnels constructed one hundred and fifty years ago, at the time of Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria.

Rob Bell

Series, 2017, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Science & Tech, Mini Series, Season 1 Episode 3


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