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Why do the British call the subway system 'The Tube'?

Why do the British call the subway system 'The Tube'?

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Asked by I.Helen, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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M. Parker

M. Parker, Internet Researcher, Houston

Answered Oct 31, 2018

This is easy. Sub way means beneath the way. Underground means under the ground. Both indicate the same. In the same way Brits call the trains the tube. This is its shape and it runs throug...Read More
 

M. Wright

M. Wright

Answered May 23, 2018

The British call their subway system by several names, including metro and underground, but the most common name used is “The Tube”. This is apparently because the British already...Read More
 

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