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Bakerloo Line

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Lines of the
London Underground
  Bakerloo
  Central
  Circle
  District
  East London
  Hammersmith & City
  Jubilee
  Metropolitan
  Northern
  Piccadilly
  Victoria
  Waterloo & City
  Docklands Light Railway
  Tramlink

The Bakerloo Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured brown on the Tube map. It is a deep-level line running from the south-east to the north-west of London. Originally called the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway, the contraction "Bakerloo" rapidly caught on, and the official name was changed.

The Bakerloo was extended beyond its original terminus of Baker Street via interchanges with the GWR at Paddington and the Great Central at Marylebone to Queens Park, where it joined the "DC Lines" of the London and North Western Railway and ran alongside the LNWR's main line as far as Watford Junction. Bakerloo services to Watford were cut back in the 1960s and eventually withdrawn in 1982 with Stonebridge Park serving as the new terminus. The current northern terminus is Harrow & Wealdstone, and trains still share the tracks with local services from Euston to Watford.

In 1939 a new stretch of tube was opened between Baker Street and Finchley Road which allowed the Bakerloo to take over the Metropolitan Line's branch to Stanmore. The Stanmore branch remained part of the Bakerloo until 1979, when it was separated to become part of the Jubilee Line.

An extension on the southern end of the line to Camberwell was proposed in 1949 but withdrawn by 1951.


Contents

Map

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Geographically accurate path of the Bakerloo Line (Large)

Stations

Bakerloo Line depot at Elephant and Castle
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Bakerloo Line depot at Elephant and Castle

in order from north to south

Note: Between Watford Junction and Queen's Park, the Bakerloo line used surface lines and stations belonging to the London and North Western Railway (subsequently British Rail and Silverlink). These stations were and mostly still are jointly operated by the Underground and the mainline rail company.

Surface section

Tunneled section

Stanmore Branch

This branch was transferred to the Jubilee Line after April 30, 1979. It joined the main line between Baker Street and Marylebone.

See also

Leslie Green - architect of the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway's early stations

External link

fr:Bakerloo Line nl:Bakerloo Line no:Bakerloo-linjen

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