From telegraphs to telephones, cables to Connect, over its 150-year history the London Underground has remained at the forefront of communications technology. We look at the journey from a single telegram line to an integrated radio system that connects over 12,000 people making upwards of 11m calls a year, and ask what happens next. An LR feature, sponsored by: On 19 February 1901 Henry Wright, a Station Foreman for the Metropolitan Railway, was working at Baker Street station. It was just ...
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