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06.09.2007 (07.09.2007)

Good coverage, quick journey times, good value for money .

Can be over crowded and very warm .

Recommendable Yes:

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Speed of trainsFast

Safety of trainsSafe

How extensive is their Rail Network?Very extensive

How well does it cater for disabled people?Poorly

Ticketing SystemExcellent

Value for MoneyExcellent

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London Underground consists of 12 different colour coded lines (13 if you include the DLR - I haven't included it here as I have a separate review on that)
Each line has its own rolling stock and Drivers specifically trained to drive on their own lines.
At times the LU can be a very hot and crowded place, which can make journeys unpleasant at times. If you're new to using the LU it can be a very scary place to be. So I would recommend that you familiarise yourself with the route that you will be taking before hand by using a map and maybe speaking to other people about their experiences first. I would also recommend that you never travel alone when possible, especially late at night.
There are many things that may happen while on the tube. I would not suggest that you take valuables with you at any time, as the tube is a haven for pickpockets.
Once you understand using the tube it will seem like a breeze.


All London Underground stations have either a number of manned ticket and information windows, or a ticket/oyster machine. SO, getting a ticket is extremely easy and convenient.
You can either buy a single ticket or a return ticket, depending on your journey. If you are travelling off-peak (After 09.30am Mon-Fri, any time at the weekend) then the best value ticket would be a 1-6 zone travel card priced at just £6.70. At peak times this would cost you £13.20.


If you are lucky enough to avoid travelling during the morning or evening peak, then it really is quite pleasant to travel n the tube, as there will be plenty of seats and lots of leg room on the train. Generally, the less people that are on the train, the cooler it is.


The average speed of the tube trains is about 40 MPH, which means that you can get where you need to be in relatively quick time. You might not think that this is very fast, but when you take into account that the distance between most stations on the network is very small, so the trains can't actually pick up much speed between each stop.


The safety of the trains is quite good really. There are passenger emergency alarms on board every carriage of every train, as well as CCTV and the facility to speak to the driver in an emergency.
If you were to get caught in the doors of a train, there is a built in safety mechanism, that will automatically re-open the doors, allowing you to remove yourself, or whatever that was stuck inside the doors.

Approximately there are 49 accessible stations along the underground network. (Not including the DLR - Please see my separate review)


The Jubilee line has approximately 27 stations, running from Stratford, in the east, to Stanmore in the west. The Jubilee line has connections with the Central, District, East London, Northern, Bakerloo, Circle, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines.

Connections with National Rail - Stratford, West Ham, Canning Town, London Bridge, Southwark (For Waterloo East.) and Waterloo.

Points of interest - North Greenwich for the Dome. Westminster for the houses of parliament. Waterloo for the Millennium Eye and Millennium Pier. Bond Street for well, Bond Street. Wembley Park for Wembley Stadium. London Bridge for the Tower of London, Madame Tousards and the London Dungeons. Canary Wharf for Canary Wharf.


The East London line runs from Shadwell to New Cross/New Cross Gate and has 8 stations. (There were originally 9, but Shoreditch has been closed, to allow for the extension to take place.) The East London line has connections with the Jubilee line.

National Rail connections - New Cross.

Points of interest - Surrey Quays for Surrey Quays shopping centre.


The Central line has 49 different stations which run from, Epping to Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip. Some trains also serve the Hainault loop. The Central line has connections with Jubilee, District, Hammersmith and City, Circle, Metropolitan, Waterloo and City, Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines.

Connections with National Rail - Stratford, Liverpool Street, Ealing Broadway.

Points of Interest - Epping for Epping-Ongar preserved railway.


The Victoria line runs from Walthamstow Central to Brixton and has around 16 stations. The Victoria line has connections with, Northern, District, Circle, Piccadilly, Jubilee and Central lines.

National Rail connections - Walthamstow central, Blackhorse Road, Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters, Finsbury Park, Highbury and Islington, Kings Cross St Pancras, Euston and Victoria.

Points of interest - Victoria for trains to east Grinstead and the Bluebell railway.

BAKERLOO LINE. (Light-Brown)

The Bakerloo line runs from, Harrow and Wealdstone to Elephant and Castle and has about 24 stations. It has connections with, District, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Bakerloo, Metropolitan, Central, Victoria, Piccadilly and Northern lines.

National rail connection - Harrow and Wealdstone, Charring Cross, Willesden Junction, Queens Park and Elephant and Castle.

Points of interest - Queens Park for the only place where the tube train actually goes through the depot on the journey. Wembley Central for Wembley stadium. Regents park for well.. Regents Park. Oxford Circus for Oxford Street (And for Hamleys toy shop) Waterloo for the Millennium Eye.


The Circle line runs in a circular movement (Obviously) in the Centre of London. It serves around 27 stations including, Paddington, Euston Square, Liverpool Street, Bank Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Westminster, Victoria, Gloucester Road and Notting Hill Gate. It has connections with, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Northern, Victoria, Central and Jubilee.

National Rail connections - Paddington, Euston Square (For Euston) Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Tower Hill (For Fenchurch Street) Cannon Street and Victoria.

Points of Interest - Westminster for the houses of Parliament and Downing Street. Knightsbridge for Harrods. Westminster for Westminster Bridge.


The Northern line has about 51 stations and has 2 main branches. The line runs from, Morden to High Barnet/Mill Hill East via Bank and Morden to Edgware via Waterloo branch. The Northern line has connections with, Victoria, Bakerloo, District, Circle, Central, Waterloo and City, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City and Piccadilly lines.

National Rail Connections - Kentish Town, Euston and Waterloo.

Points of Interest - Tottenham Court Road for Tottenham Court Road (Great Shopping, Especially for Electrical goods...) Leicester Square for all the cinemas.


The District line has 60 stations. The District runs from, Upminster to Kensington Olympia/Richmond/Wimbledon/Edgware Road/Ealing Broadway. The District has connections with, Hammersmith and city, Jubilee, Central, Circle, Bakerloo, Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly lines.

Connections with National Rail. - Upminster, Barking, West Ham, Tower hill (For Fenchurch Street) Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Victoria, West Brompton, Wimbledon, Kensington Olympia, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Ealing Broadway.

Points of interest - Kew gardens for Kew gardens. Wimbledon Park for Wimbledon (Tennis) Victoria for trains to East Grinstead and the Bluebell railway. Westminster for the houses of parliament and Downing Street. Upton Park for West Ham football ground. Wimbledon for the Croyden Tram Link. Whitechapel for Brick Lane.


There are approx. 28 stations on the Hammersmith and City which run from, Barking to Hammersmith. It has connections with, District, Jubilee, Central, Circle, Metropolitan, Northern and Bakerloo.

Connections with National Rail - Barking, West Ham, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Euston Square (for Euston) Paddington.

Points of Interest- errmmm.. I can't think of any.. sorry.


The smallest on the LU. It has 2 stations that it serves and runs from Bank to Waterloo.

Connections with National Rail - Waterloo.

Points of Interest - Waterloo for Millennium Eye, Millennium Pier and the South Bank.


The Metropolitan line has around 34 stations. The Metropolitan line runs from Aldgate to Uxbridge/Watford/Amersham/Chesham/Chalfont and Latimer. It has connections with, Piccadilly, Jubilee, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Bakerloo, Northern, Victoria and Central lines.

Connections with National Rail. - Amersham, Chalfont and Latimer, Harrow and Wealdstone, Liverpool Street.

Points of Interest - Wembley Park, for Wembley Stadium.

PICADILLY LINE. (Dark Blue/Purple)

The Piccadilly line has 53 stations and runs from, Heathrow Terminals/Uxbridge to Cockfosters. The Piccadilly has connections with, District, Circle, Victoria, Jubilee, Bakerloo, Northern, Central, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City.

Connections with National Rail - None.

Points of Interest. - Heathrow Terminals 123 and Heathrow Terminal 4 for Heathrow Airport. Knightsbridge for Harrods. Hyde Park corner for Hyde Park. Piccadilly Circus for China Town. Leicester square for Film land. Covent garden for Covent Garden.

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Borg 11.09.2007 00:29

Re rated, just as I promised, well done!!

Borg 07.09.2007 00:54

This is littered with spelling mistakes, perhaps use a spell checker and re do it? otherwise, a sure E...

redeyes22 06.09.2007 17:06

great review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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