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19th October 2023
160 Years of the London Underground
Presented by Paul Ebbutt


Paul, who will be outlining the development of the Underground for us this afternoon, worked as a Civil Engineer for London Transport/Transport for London for 40 years between 1976 and 2016. 

He is passionate about Rail infrastructure and transit systems.  He continues to work part time for the PWI (Professional body for Rail Infrastructure Engineers), helping with training and Professional Development.



Paul started his career with LT designing bridges and tunnel works which included extensions of the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow.  In the 1980s he worked on the construction of the Docklands Light Railway in East London and then planning for the Crossrail route (Elizabeth Line) across London.  After a further 20 odd years on the Underground networks as one of the LU senior Civil Engineers, he finished his career as the LU Principal Engineer on the design & construction of the extension of the tube to Battersea Power Station in South London.

Paul enjoys supporting community activities in Alton, including the local station Community Rail Partnership, where he is helping to fight the good fight to keep the booking office open, maintenance of local open spaces and leading local walks.  We are especially pleased to welcome Paul who, with his wife, is an active member of the National Trust.

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