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5 December 1834
Government paid £30009. Ist installment of £24,6000 loan. Plans can now go ahead to re-open the tunnel.
East London Railway between Wapping &Shadwell and New Cross opened. There were intermediate stations at Rotherhithe (approximately 200 feet south of the shaft) and at Deptford Road. William Hawes, chairman of the Thames Tunnel Company was chairman of the East London Railway.
The first train passed through the tunnel. 23 trains each way passed through the tunnel every day.
Agreement concluded with "The Times" newspaper to use Marc Isambard Brunel's improved printing press
The shield reached the shaft at Wapping.
Sir Marc Isambard Brunel died at the age of 80.
Clifton Suspension Bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel opened.
The chains from Brunel's Hungerford Bridge were salvaged when it was demolished
to make way for the 'new' Railway Bridge at Charing Cross. These chains are
incorporated into the Clifton Suspension Bridge
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Last updated on 01/12/2001