Victoria underground line gets go-ahead – archive 21 August 1962.
The new line is the first piece of major tube construction in Central London since 1907. A mock-up of the type of carriage to be used on the Victoria Line, 20th August 1968. Photograph: Ron Case/Getty Images. The long-awaited “Victoria Line” – an underground railway between Victoria and Walthamstow – is at last to be built. The Government’s decision to accept the London Transport Executive’s proposal for its construction was announced yesterday.