Central line (London Underground)

London Underground line

The Central Line is a line of the London Underground. Its colour is red on the tube map. It runs east-west through London. The line was the longest line until the line between Epping and Ongar was closed. Outside the rush hours trains run every 3-4 minutes in Central London and every 6-7 minutes on the branches.

Central line
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A Central line 1992 stock train leaving Theydon Bois
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemLondon Underground
Stations49
Ridership260.916 million (2011/12)[1] passenger journeys
Colour on mapRed
Websitetfl.gov.uk
Operation
Opened30 June 1900
CharacterDeep Tube
Depot(s)Ruislip
Hainault
White City[2]
Rolling stock1992 Stock
Technical
Line length74 km (46 mi)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
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MapEdit

 

StationsEdit

In order from west to east. Station in italics are not in the on the Central line anymore

West Ruislip branchEdit

branch joins at North Acton:

Ealing Broadway branchEdit

branch joins at North Acton:

Main lineEdit

Splits into two branches.

Woodford branchEdit

The Greater London boundary with Essex is at Grange Hill

Terminates at Woodford [see Ongar Branch] (except for rush hours)

Ongar branch (now Epping Branch)Edit

  • Snaresbrook, first served 14 December 1947.
  • South Woodford, first served 14 December 1947 (as South Woodford (George Lane)); renamed 1950.
  • Terminus for Woodford branch: Woodford, first served 14 December 1947.

The Greater London boundary with Essex is between Woodford and Buckhurst Hill

Note: the remaining stations to Ongar were served by a shuttle service from Epping.

  • North Weald, first served 25 September 1949; closed 30 September 1994.
  • Blake Hall, first served 25 September 1949; closed: 31 October 1981.
  • Ongar, first served 25 September 1949; closed 30 September 1994.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "LU Performance Data Almanac" (2011/12 ed.). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. "London Underground Key Facts". Transport for London. n.d. Retrieved 21 May 2008.

Other websitesEdit

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