London Underground or Tube Trains
 

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The London Underground is an all-electric railway system in England that covers much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. It is the world's oldest underground system, and is the largest in terms of route length. Service began on 10 January 1863 on the Metropolitan Railway; most of that initial route is now part of the Hammersmith & City Line. Despite its name, about 55% of the network is above ground. Popular local names include the Underground and, more colloquially, the Tube, in reference to the cylindrical shape of the system's deep-bore tunnels.

The Underground currently serves 275 stations and runs over 408 km (253 miles) of lines.  In 20042005, total passenger journeys reached a record level of 976 million, an average of 2.67 million per day.

This is a video of a journey by Tube. There is quite a lot of walking to do before you can get on the trains. Stand on the right side of escalators - people walk up and down them quite quickly on the left side.


You may need to click the play arrow twice.
Be a little patient! If you are on dial-up connection, it may take a while to load.

Index of London pages

London Underground (the tube) Map
Buy a one day travel card and you can ride the tube all day.
It costs (August 2006) 4.90
Click on the map to open a large version you can read easily,
hold mouse over it until the expansion button appears in the lower right of the map, and click it.

Docklands Light Railway