London news The £16.5m Mayfair mansion where the founder of the Tube lived Uk news
MetiNews.Com - It's got a massive entertainment space, a roof terrace and two balconies
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. It's true that the first journey on a Tube train took place on January 9, 1863, before Lord Ashfield was born. That first Tube line was constructed and then paid for by the Metropolitan Railway, then a private company. But Lord Ashfield founded the London Underground network as we know it now because he was the First Chairman of London Transport.
This stunning property was Lord Ashfield's home
For more news and features about London directly to your inbox sign up to our newsletter here. Born in Derbyshire, he spent his early career in the US, becoming the General Superintendent of the Detroit Secret Railways Company at the incredibly young age of 20. He was clearly destined for great things. Following his service in the Navy during the US-Spanish War of 1898, Lord Ashfield was then appointed managing director of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London in 1907.
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