Metropolitan line

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Metropolitan
Metropolitan line flag box.png
Colour on map Magenta
Year opened 1863
Line type Sub-Surface
Rolling stock S stock
Stations served 34
Length 66.7 km (41.4 mi)
Depots Neasden
Journeys made 66.8 million (2011/12)[1]

The Metropolitan line is part of the London Underground. It is coloured in TfL's Corporate Magenta[2] on the Tube map and in other branding. It was the first underground railway (or subway) in the world, opening on 10 January 1863 (however, parts of that initial section are no longer served by the Metropolitan line, but by the Hammersmith & City, District and Circle lines). The main line runs from Aldgate in the City of London to Amersham, with branch lines to Uxbridge, Watford and Chesham. The line once went as far as Verney junction. however, after being bought by LPTB, the line was cut to Aylesbury, then to amersham

The line runs parallel to chiltern railways from finchley roadto amersham. Chiltern railways continues to run services to aylesbury.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Performance: LU Performance Data Almanac". Transport for London. 2011/12. Retrieved 17 January 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. London Underground. "Corporate identity — colour standards". Transport for London. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
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