A History of the Metropolitan Railway & Metro-land
Generating income from house-building on land along the railway, the Met as it became known fostered and developed the idea of an affordable home out of the city in lovely garden suburbs, with a fast train journey to work in London. It was the start of semidetached suburbanisation and was known as Metro-land.
This new history examines how the Metropolitan Railway and the development of Metro-land went hand-in hand until it was subsumed into the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933 and then nationalised in 1948. Packed with a wealth of detail, photographs, illustrations and contemporary advertising, it is above all revelatory to see how much has changed in social and transport terms since the 1930s.