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Engineering the London Underground

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As part of the 150th anniversary of the London Underground the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Transport for London commissioned Wind & Foster to produce Engineering the London Underground. A film celebrating the illustrious 150 year history of London's Tube network and the vital role that civil engineers played in delivering one of the world's first and busiest transport networks.

The film takes viewers on an animated journey through the Tube's history including its period of reconstruction following the Second World War, the introduction of the world's first computer controlled underground railway on the Victoria Line, the construction of the Jubilee line and looks to the Tube's future.

The film, produced in collaboration with the London Transport Museum and Transport for London, is narrated by Eddie Butler and features animated photographs and footage from the Institution of Civil Engineers, British Film Institute, Crossrail, National Media Museum and TfL collections. http://


Type of film
Running Time
12 mins 4 secs
Jevan Chowdhury
Jevan Chowdhury
Miranda Housden
Executive Producer
Miranda Housden
Jevan Chowdhury
Sam Mullins, Jevan Chowdhury
Director of Photography
Stefan Werc, Marek Polaszewski
Jamie Perera
Terry Devine-King
Principal Cast
Eddie Butler (Voiceover)
Camera Operator
Stefan Werc
Jib Camera Operator
Marek Polaszewski.
Sound Design
Jamie Perera
Lead Animation
Philip Hew
Animation Effects
Phillip Legget
Animation Assistant
Luis Ruibal
Sarah Legget
Picture Editor
Prasad Mehi
Post Co-ordinator
Steve Wilks
Archive Transfer
Patrick McCoy
16mm Transfer
Chris Fossey
Archive Stills
Simon Murphy, London Transport Museum
Archive Stills
Jasmine Rodgers, National Media Museum
Archive Footage
John Carino, BFI
CrossRail Footage
Daniel Garrity, Tom Lawson, Kate Myers

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Last updated 15th May 2014

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Wind & Foster
Wind & Foster Studios
2 Sutton Court Road
London W4 4NF
Tel: +44 (0)20 8994 2167


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