Bakerloo line

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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 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.

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 | change source]

Bakerloo line
km[2] Stations
Watford DC Line
0.00 Harrow & Wealdstone London Overground
1.74 Kenton London Overground
Metropolitan Line
London to Aylesbury Line
3.14 South Kenton London Overground
4.04 North Wembley London Overground
Chiltern Main Line
5.31 Wembley Central London Overground
Stonebridge Park Depot (LUL)
7.02 Stonebridge Park London Overground
North Circular Road
8.55 Harlesden London Overground
Dudding Hill Line
North London Line
9.60 Willesden Junction London Overground
West & North London Lines
11.10 Kensal Green London Overground
Track north of here owned by Network Rail
Queen's Park North sheds (LUL)
12.42 Queen's Park London Overground
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 National Rail
16.48 Edgware Road
16.93 Marylebone National Rail
17.43 Baker Street
18.31 Regent's Park
19.18 Oxford Circus
20.15 Piccadilly Circus
20.70 Charing Cross National Rail
21.07 Embankment London River Services(National RailCharing Cross)
21.78 Waterloo London River Services National Rail
22.41 Lambeth North
London Road depot
23.23 Elephant & Castle National Rail
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 Disabled access 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 | change source]

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 | change source]

Watford Branch[change | change source]

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 | change source]

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 | change source]

Geographically accurate path of the Bakerloo line
Geographically accurate path of the Bakerloo line

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

References[change | change source]

  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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