40 Years of Life in London Underground

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The London Underground (also known as the Tube or simply the Underground) is a public metro system serving a large part of Greater London and parts of the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. The system serves 270 stations and has 402 kilometres (250 mi) of track, 55 per cent of which is above ground.

The network incorporates the world’s first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, which opened in 1863 and is now part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines; and the first line to operate underground electric traction trains, the City & South London Railway in 1890, now part of the Northern line.The network has expanded to 11 lines, and in 2012/13 carried over 1 billion passengers.

Since the 1970s, photographer Bob Mazzer has been documenting life in th Tube. Back then Mazzer worked as a film projectionist, a job that saw him travelling home late at night.

It was 1976 when Mazzer purchased a Leica M4 with a 35mm lens that his photography started to blossom. It wasn’t until many years later that Mazzer realized how extensive his collection of underground photos had become.

If you know any of these people in the photographs we really want to know about it.

London Underground vintage

London Underground vintage

London Underground vintage

London Underground vintage

London Underground vintage

40 Years of Life in London Underground

40 Years of Life in London Underground

40 Years of Life in London Underground

London Underground vintage

London Underground vintage

 

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