History of London Transport

Events

London and West and East India docks are built

1806

Regents Canal opens

1812

1st railway opens between Deptford and Spa Road

1836

Euston Station opens

1838

St Katharine and Grand Surrey docks are opened

1843

Brunel’s Thames Tunnel opens between Rotherhithe and Wapping

1843

Waterloo Station opens

1848

Kings Cross opens

1850

Victoria Station opens

1860

Metropolitan line opens

1863

Circle line opens

1884

Tower Bridge opens

1890

Blackwall Tunnel opens

1897

Central line opens

1900

Greenwich foot tunnel opens

1902

Northern line opens

1907

Rotherhithe tunnels opens

1908

Royal Victoria and Millwall docks are opened

1911

Woolwich foot tunnel opens

1912

A1 opens

1921

New paddle steamers are launched at Woolwich

1922

London Airport opens

1946

M1 opens

1959

London airport is renamed ‘Heathrow’

1966

Victoria line opens

1969

Jubilee line opens

1979

Royal Docks close

1981

M25 opens

1986

London City airport opens

1987

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) opens

1987

Channel Tunnel opens

1994

Jubilee line extension

1999

Emirates Cable Cars open

2012

Crossrail due to open

2018