All aboard

Welcome to my personal pick of the best things about London’s Underground.

Perhaps I should say right from the off that I have nothing to do with any of the august bodies that run and regulate the Underground. This is a completely unofficial and personal endeavour. None of Boris Johnson’s fingers can be found in this municipal pie.

Prompted by the network’s impending 150th birthday, and in part as a corrective to the forests of bad press it perpetually receives in the capital’s press, I thought it’d be fun, if also something of a challenge, to identify 150 aspects of the Underground worth celebrating.

As such this is an unashamedly positive, unfussy and – yes – sentimental salute to a public transport titan.

There are plenty of other places to go online if you wish to be told otherwise.

I’m not sure how long it’ll take me to clock up the full 150. Hopefully the list will be complete before the end of 2013.

Some of my choices will be objects and buildings. Some of them will be sights and sounds. A few might even be, erm, “sensations”. But all will be non-copyright Transport for London (just in case any of the legal eagles are looking in, talons poised).

I hope you enjoy what you see.

Many happy returns London Underground.