Bakerloo line

London Underground line

The Baker Street & Waterloo line, otherwise known as simply the Baker & Waterloo line or Bakerloo line (/ˌbkərˈl/), is a line of the London Underground. It is coloured brown on the Tube map. It runs partly on the surface and partly at deep level, from Elephant & Castle in south-east to Wealdstone in north-west of London. The lines serves 25 stations of which 15 are underground. The line is around 14.4 miles (23.2 km) long.

Bakerloo line
A Bakerloo Line train at Queen's Park heading towards Elephant & Castle
A 1972 Stock Bakerloo Line train at Queen's Park Station
Colour on mapBrown
TypeRapid transit
SystemLondon Underground
Depot(s)Stonebridge Park
London Road
Queen's Park
Rolling stock1972 Tube Stock
Ridership111,136,000 (2011/12)[1] passenger journeys
Opened10 March 1906
Line length23.2 km (14.4 mi)
CharacterDeep level
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
London Underground
Hammersmith & City
Waterloo & City
Other systems
London Trams
London Overground
TfL Rail

The line gets its name because it goes through the stations Baker Street tube station and Waterloo tube station. North of Queens Park, the line runs next to the West Coast Main Line.

Stations change

Bakerloo line
km[2] Stations
Watford DC Line
0.00 Harrow & Wealdstone  
1.74 Kenton  
Metropolitan Line
London to Aylesbury Line
3.14 South Kenton  
4.04 North Wembley  
Chiltern Main Line
5.31 Wembley Central  
Stonebridge Park Depot (LUL)
7.02 Stonebridge Park  
North Circular Road
8.55 Harlesden  
Dudding Hill Line
North London Line
9.60 Willesden Junction  
West & North London Lines
11.10 Kensal Green  
Track north of here owned by Network Rail
Queen's Park North sheds (LUL)
12.42 Queen's Park  
Watford DC Line to Euston
Queen's Park South sheds (LUL)
13.21 Kilburn Park
14.09 Maida Vale
14.88 Warwick Avenue
15.76 Paddington      
16.48 Edgware Road
16.93 Marylebone  
17.43 Baker Street        
18.31 Regent's Park
19.18 Oxford Circus    
20.15 Piccadilly Circus  
20.70 Charing Cross    
21.07 Embankment        ( Charing Cross)
21.78 Waterloo          
22.41 Lambeth North
London Road depot
23.23 Elephant & Castle    
Walworth(approved but not built)
Camberwell(approved but not built)
Bakerloo line depot at London Road
The southbound Bakerloo line platform at Paddington

Note: For the former Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line, see the Jubilee line article.

Station Image Opened Additional Information
Harrow & Wealdstone     16 April 1917 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984 .
Kenton   16 April 1917 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
South Kenton   3 July 1933 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
North Wembley   16 April 1917 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
Wembley Central   16 April 1917 Opened as Wembley Central for Sudbury.
Renamed: 5 July 1948.
Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
Stonebridge park   1 August 1917
Harlesden   16 April 1917
Willesden Junction   10 May 1915
Kensal Green   1 October 1916
Queen's Park   11 February 1915
Kilburn Park   31 January 1915
Maida Vale   6 June 1915
Warwick Avenue   31 January 1915
(Trains to Heathrow)
  1 December 1913
Edgware Road   15 June 1907
Marylebone   27 March 1907 Opened as Great Central.
Renamed, 15 April 1917
Baker Street   10 March 1906
Regent's Park   10 March 1906
Oxford Circus   10 March 1906
Piccadilly Circus   10 March 1906
Charing Cross   10 March 1906
Embankment   10 March 1906
Waterloo   10 March 1906
Lambeth North   10 March 1906 Opened as Kennington Road.
Renamed Westminster Bridge Road: 5 August 1906,
Renamed to Lambeth North: 15 April 1917
Elephant & Castle   5 August 1906

Extension to Camberwell change

The extension to Camberwell was a plan to extend the Bakerloo Line. The project was to start at the late 1940s, but they cancelled it for an unknown reason. Then in the 21st century, they revised the extension plan and proposed it again. So far, nothing has been agreed. The 1940s version of the extension had two stations. One rumour of why they cancelled the project was because Camberwell was quite a bad location to do further extensions.

Former Stations change

Watford Branch change

Between 1917 and 1982, Bakerloo line trains continued along the DC line past Harrow & Wealdstone to Watford Junction. These stations continue to be served by London Overground.

Station Opened Closed Additional Information
Watford Junction 16 April 1917 16 September 1982
Watford High Street 16 April 1917 24 September 1982
Bushey & Oxhey 16 April 1917 24 September 1982 Renamed Bushey: 6 May 1974
Carpenders Park 5 April 1919 24 September 1982 Closed 16 November 1952. Re-opened on new site 17 November 1952
Pinner & Hatch End 16 April 1917 24 September 1982 Renamed Hatch End (for Pinner): 1 February 1920. Renamed Hatch End: 1956.
Headstone Lane 16 April 1917 24 September 1982

Stanmore branch change

The Stanmore branch was originally constructed by the Metropolitan Railway (now the Metropolitan line) and was transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939. It was transferred to the Jubilee line on 1 May 1979. It connected to the main line at Baker Street.

Map change

Geographically accurate path of the Bakerloo line

The TFL line diagram Archived 2009-03-04 at the Wayback Machine is available online

References change

  1. "LU Performance Data Almanac 2011/12". Transport for London. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. "Inter Station Database". Transport for London. 26 July 2006. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
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