London Underground

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Metro systems in London

Mapping the tube lines in London

Status started

London underground lines lists the underground (metro) lines in London.

Line Route master Routes Notes
Bakerloo line relation route
Central line relation route
Circle line relation route
District line relation route
Hammersmith & City line relation route
Jubilee line relation route
Metropolitan line relation route
Northern line relation route
Piccadilly line relation route
Victoria line relation route_master relation route, relation route Others: relation route, relation route
Waterloo & City line relation route

Relation (type=network) for all lines: relation 7225135. Also see London public transport tagging scheme/Examples.

Known errata

As of August 2013, known problem areas where more research needs doing.

  • Bakerloo/Jubilee: stacked cross-platform interchange at Baker Street (needs double-tracking)
  • Bakerloo: more smooth wiggle past BBC Broadcasting House
  • District/Circle: Mark Lane—Tower Hill—Aldgate South, this is a smooth arc.
  • Northern Line Charing Cross Branch: Kennington—Waterloo: northbound is a straighter line, passing closer/under the Imperial War Museum, not Kennington Road. Should be able to peg it from the MTV next to the cafe
  • Bakerloo: London Road Depot: which spur is the tunnel and which is the headshunt?
  • Bakerloo: Embankment—Waterloo—Lambeth North: Stacked tubes crossing Belvedere Road and around the corner to Waterloo
  • Waterloo & City: Doubling required and depot redrawing (shorter, but covers area much further to south of the crane 'hole' which is at the north edge)
  • Waterloo & City: Old spur tunnel to the former lift under Waterloo International
  • Jubilee Line Extension: Hugs the mainlines much more closely under the viaduct sections and only pops out for London Bridge which cuts across the bus-station.
  • Northern Line: Bank branch: doubling, new tunnels and left-hand running Borough—Bank—Moorgate
  • DLR Bank branch: Doubling and curvature (transcribed from cab view videos as too new to be out of copyright), and junction before headshunt
  • Central Line: Cheapside/St. Paul's stacked tubes through wiggle
  • Central Line: Chancery Lane: Stacked Tubes, and Kingsway Telephone exchange underneath
  • Central Line: Shepherd's Bush—Bank: move under roads
  • Piccadilly Line: Earl's Court—West Kensington: hugs insides of District Lines on the two curves (both ways)
  • Northern Line: Charing Cross branch: Embankment old terminal curve: make more circular
  • Jubilee Line: Green Park—Bond Street: Green Park platforms are a little more horizontal, curvature after station is sharper, and then more straight up to Bond Street
  • Victoria Line: KX-STP—Highbury & Islington: move the tube crossover further west to the straight section
  • Jubilee Line: Strand: fix length of overrun tunnels
  • Bakerloo: Elephant & Castle: fix length of overrun sidings; add disused original tunnels up New Kent Road
  • Victoria: Walthamstow: fix length, and direction of sidings
  • Jubilee Line Extension: Bermondsey angles: …too new to be out of copyright
  • Victoria Line: Seven Sisters—Tottenham Hale: straighten past MTV
  • Victoria Line: Blackhorse Road platform angle
  • Overground: extraneous track included norther of New Cross Gate
  • Northern Line: London Bridge new cut-off
  • Northern Line: Bank new cut-off
  • Northern Line: Angle new cut-off
  • Northern Line: Hampstead—North End alignment
  • Central Line: Shoreditch High Street—Bethnal Green—Carlton Square: flatter through and past station, and sharper turn down towards Globe Road/Carlton Square
  • Victoria Line: BBC Broadcasting House: northbound under new extension
  • Metropolitan: Euston Road underpass/Warren Street, hugs the buildings on the south side more closely
  • Northern Line Charing Cross branch: Drummond Street/Warren Street, curve radius is more gentle.
  • Northern Line Bank Branch: Old Street: disused third centre siding
  • Bakerloo: Elephant & Castle: disused third centre-siding centre siding
  • Euston: Northern Line Bank branch: disused third southerly siding (in addition to Euston Loop)
  • King's Cross: Victoria Line: third centre-siding
  • Central Line: Liverpool Street:
  • Northern Line: Tooting Broadway: third centre siding
  • Piccadilly: Down Street: Third centre siding (double length)
  • Central Line: Queensway: siding
  • Central Line: Marble Arch: siding
  • Central LIne: British Museum/TCR: centre-siding

Tagging scheme

The London public transport tagging scheme has only been partially implemented (as of May 2017).

See also