An underground rail network based in London, England. Known as 'The Tube' since 1890 when it was opened. The tube network consists of 12 lines and 4070 cars that carry around 1014 million passengers a year and serves 268 stations.
by Robert Harper February 11, 2008
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An underground, subsurface and overground series of railway lines which have been in existence since the 19th century. Its a common myth that the London Underground's purpose is to link different areas of London together. It's true purpose is to form a massive competition area for the contest 'Worlds most rudest person, EVER'. The competition, first devised by Victorian engineers to seek new highs in global twatbaggery, also seeks to answer the age old question - how many tired people can you fit in a small space at 7am in the morning before the onset of mental breakdown resulting in mass murder. The engineers including Isambard Kingdom Brunel theorised that one day the population of the earth would exceed the amount of available landmass, and therefore a plan of effective space travel would be needed to begin a new colonisation on a distant planet, such as Slough, Reading or Basingstoke and how many buses or train carriages the mass exodus would require so a horrendously overpriced and ridiculously complex ticketing system could be devised.
I love getting on the London Underground, further generations will thank me for being driven closer to poverty by a smelly run down railway network lacking investment.
by Daniel.Crag October 23, 2012