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Opening of the Electric Railway by the Prince of Wales – King William Street Terminus, London, 4 November 1890

On 4 November 1890, the Prince of Wales opened the world’s first electric underground railway at the King William Street Terminus in London.  The line ran from King William Street to Stockwell and, after its inauguration on 4 November 1890, it opened to the public the following month. Here is a contemporary newspaper story that reports on the grand opening.       Register today!


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