Category: Metropolitan Line

Trivia for every Underground station

Acton Town Alphabetically, Acton Town is the first tube station on the network. The first electric train on the District Line ran eastbound starting from Acton Town on 28 March 1905, The journey from Hammersmith to Acton Town (Piccadilly line) takes 5 minutes, 50 seconds, bypassing all of the intervening District Line stations on the …

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Building the Stanmore Line, 1930 to 1932

A shorter version of this piece was written by Philip Grant as a “Secret History” article for the December 2007 issue of the “Brent Magazine”, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Stanmore Line, now part of London Underground‟s Jubilee Line. The copyright remains with Brent Magazine and not The Underground Map. …

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