James Meek: The Tale of the Tube, 5 May 2005
Show More The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City For Ever by Christian Wolmar.
Atlantic, 351 pp., £17.99, November 2004, 1 84354 022 3Show More
“... subsidy. The company trying to raise money for the Metropolitan was on the verge of collapse. David Wire, the lord mayor, allowed himself to be persuaded by Pearson – then the Corporation of the City of London’s solicitor – of the case for public transport in the capital, the one that’s still being made today. Wire accepted that something needed ...”