21 August 1962: The new line is the first piece of major tube construction in Central London since 1907

The long-awaited “Victoria Line” – an underground railway between Victoria and Walthamstow – is at last to be built. The Government’s decision to accept the London Transport Executive’s proposal for its construction was announced yesterday.

The line, which was first mooted some 14 years ago, will run through Central London from Victoria by way of Green Park, Oxford Circus, Warren Street, and Euston to King’s Cross, and on to Seven Sisters, Tottenham, and Walthamstow. It will be the first piece of major tube construction in Central London since 1907.

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