In Pictures: London Underground in the 1980s

We’ve taken a look down memory lane on the London Underground in the 1980s.

The 1980s in the UK was the era of Wham! and Margaret Thatcher, the decade when Prince Charles and Lady Diana married.

On the London Underground, the '80s saw London's stations divided up into five different zones as a method of pricing tickets.

In 1987, smoking was permanently banned on the Tube after a devastating fire at King’s Cross which killed 31 people and injured 100. New safety and fire regulations were introduced in 1989 following the Fennell Report.

The decade saw the extension of the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminal 4, making travel to London's primary airport more convenient.

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) was added to the Transport for London (TfL) network in 1987 with 11 single-car trains and 15 stations. 

The 1980s also saw the introduction of one-person operation on the Metropolitan, Piccadilly, Jubilee, Bakerloo and District and Circle lines.

Today the Tube handles up to five million passenger journeys a day. At peak times, there are more than 543 trains whizzing around the capital.

The network has expanded to 12 lines and serves 272 stations, making it one of the busiest metro systems in the world.

We’ve taken a look down memory lane on the London Underground in the 1980s.

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