Mind the gap!!
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It is either grammatically incorrect or does no fit in with the sense of the text.
- The London Underground has been much in the news recently, first when
- access to the line to the Millennium Dome
(Don't duplicate the noun. The London Underground)
was restricted at the opening
- ceremony to the prime Minister and his entourage, and afterwards when it
- became a bone of contention between candidates in an election that took
- place for the post of Mayor.
Despite travellers' complaints, the fact remains
- that with road traffic
in the city hardly able to move,
there is no better way of
from one place to another. The first line was opened in 1863 but the
- system soon grew
to be the second largest in the world, after the New York
- Metro. The trains ran along tunnels constructed by digging a deep trench,
- filling the sides with
brick and then covering it over. perhaps the most
- exciting innovation on the underground, though,
was the first escalator,
- installed at Earls Court in 1911.
The moving staircase was an American
- invention and had been operating for a
number of years in stores and at
- exhibitions but the authorities
were rather doubtful whether most
- would make
use of it. In order to reassure travellers, they employed a
- man with a wooden leg to ride up
and down on it all
one day long to show
- them how safe it was.
They need not have worried.
It soon proved so
- popular that people
went down it just for the pleasure of coming up again!
The London underground
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