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Early London Underground tunnel boring machine to be shown on BBC programme

The history of the construction of the London Underground will be showcased in a programme on BBC2 at 9pm on 16 May and will give viewers a chance to see one of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) used to construct the network.

The Tube: An Underground History will explore the development of London Underground from its conception to its construction, from the first ‘cut and cover’ excavations on the Metropolitan line to become the network that Londoners rely on today.

To get a preview of the footage of one of the original TBMs used to drive the tunnel which now lies buried close to Moorgate station, click here.

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