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Operator LUL
System Type Metro
Year Opened 1863
# of Lines 11
# of Cars
Mileage 400 km
Gauge Std
Stations 270
Power 4-rail
Fare Media Mag. Tkts
Data Date 2009
1st Visit 2/2001
Last Visit 12/2016
% Rode 40%

Europe Transit > United Kingdom > London
London Underground


The London underground started operation in 1863 linking Paddington and Farringdon railway stations. That line was a cut/cover line which is now commonly referred to as a surface or sub-surface line in London. This line was built close to mainline railway standards, the first trains were mainline steam trains.

Today there are 4 different sub-surface lines they are: Circle; District; Hammersmith & City; and Metropolitan.

Later deep underground tube lines were built. They used rolling stock that is much smaller in height then the other lines. These are better known as the tube lines. All the newer lines in London, included the newest (Jubilee) have been built in this format. London's clay make is easy to build these lines, it just means long escalator or elevator rides to reach the platforms from the surface.

The tube lines include: Bakerloo; Central; Jubilee; Northern; Piccadilly; Victoria; Waterloo & City

You can tour via route, or use the station listing below them.

Sub-Surface Lines Tube Lines


Choose your station:

Station Routes Served Photos New
Baker Street BAK CIR HC MET JUB 12  
Canary Wharf JUB           6 6
  Charing Cross BAK NOR         2  
Clapham Common NOR           12 12
Covent Garden PIC           18 14
Earl's Court DIS PIC         17 14
Elephant & Castle BAK NOR         4 4
Embankment BAK CIR DIS       8 8
  Finchley Road JUB MET         4  
  Hammersmith CIR DIS HC PIC     4  
Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3 PIC           6 6
Hyde Park Corner PIC 4  
Kings Cross St. Pancras CIR HC MET NOR PIC VIC 16 14
London Bridge JUB NOR         7 7
Marble Arch CEN           3 3
North Greenwich JUB           5 5
Notting Hill Gate CEN CIR DIS       12 12
Oxford Circus BAK CEN VIC       5 5
Piccadilly Circus BAK PIC         12 12
South Kensington CIR DIS PIC       10 9
Tower Hill CIR DIS         8 8
Victoria CIR DIS VIC       5 4
  Warren St NOR VIC         4  
Waterloo BAK JUB NOR WC     5 5
Westminster CIR DIS JUB       5 3
Whitechapel DIS HC         1 1
  Wimbledon DIS           2

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