Baker Street in London is the world’s oldest underground station. The brilliant engineering mind of Sir John Fowler shaped its design. – DAILY NEWS

Baker Street in London is the world’s oldest underground station.

Baker Street in London is the world’s oldest underground station. The brilliant engineering mind of Sir John Fowler shaped its design. - DAILY NEWS

Opened on 10 January 1863 as part of the Metropolitan Railway, Baker Street was home to the launch of a revolutionary idea – carrying passengers beneath Victorian London’s congested streets.

Baker Street in London is the world’s oldest underground station. The brilliant engineering mind of Sir John Fowler shaped its design. - DAILY NEWS

The congested streets and the distance to the city from the stations to the north and west prompted many attempts to get parliamentary approval to build new railway lines into the city.