January 13, 2007 8:34 AM Subscribe
Metro-land: Railways Around Amersham & The Metropolitan Line.
'The name "Metro-land" was created in 1915 by the publicity department of the Metropolitan Railway. "Metro-Land" became the name of the annual publication of the railway's booklet which described the area the railways served through north west London, into Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Railway set up a separate company to develop housing and shops along the Metropolitan's line. Much of the area was extensively developed between the World Wars and created a distinctive atmosphere...'
A guide to the Metropolitan Line (prefaced by John Betjeman's poem 'Metro-Land') is here.
The London Transport Museum website has an article
on London Underground and 'Metro-Land'.
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