|Colour on Map||Grey|
|Line Type||Deep Level|
|Rolling Stock||London Underground 1996 Stock|
|Length||36.2km (22.5 mi)|
|Depots||Neasden, Stratford Market|
The Jubilee line is a line on the London Underground coloured grey on the Tube Map, in the United Kingdom. It was built in two major sections - initially to Charing Cross in Central London, and later extended in 1999 to Stratford in East London. The later stations are notable for their larger size and safety features (both being attempts to future-proof the line). Out of 27 stations served, 15 are below ground. It is the sixth busiest line on the network.
Rolling stock[edit | edit source]
When the Jubilee line was opened, it was operated by London Underground 1972 Stock. In 1984 this was partially replaced by the new London Underground 1983 Stock, the displaced 1972 Stock being transferred to the Bakerloo Line. The 1983 Stock proved to be unreliable and troublesome in service, with single-leaf doors making passenger loading and unloading a slower process than on other stock with wider door openings. With the construction of the Jubilee line Extension, the opportunity was taken to introduce new trains, and today the line is worked by London Underground 1996 Stock, which is similar to the London Underground 1995 Stock in use on the Northern line. The new stock has internal displays and automated announcements to provide passengers with information on the train's route - at first they simply listed the destination of the train, and subsequently also listing the name of the next station and interchanges there. Subsequent modifications also made the text scroll across the internal display instead of just appear in it.
Future[edit | edit source]
Plans were put forward in 2004 for a West Hampstead Interchange, to connect the three West Hampstead stations in one complex, but this proposal has not been approved.
Map[edit | edit source]
Stations[edit | edit source]
- Terminus: Stanmore opened December 10, 1932.
- Canons Park, opened December 10, 1932 (as Canons Park (Edgware); renamed 1933.
- Queensbury, opened December 16, 1934.
- Kingsbury, opened December 10, 1932.
- Wembley Park, opened October 14, 1893.
- Neasden, opened August 2, 1880.
- Dollis Hill, opened October 1, 1909.
- Willesden Green, opened November 24, 1879.
- Kilburn opened November 24, 1879 (as Kilburn & Brondesbury); renamed September 25, 1950.
- West Hampstead, opened June 30, 1879.
- Finchley Road, opened June 30, 1879. (Built in a partially open cutting)
- Swiss Cottage, opened November 20, 1939.
- St. John's Wood, opened November 20, 1939.
- Baker Street, opened May 1, 1979.
- Bond Street, opened May 1, 1979.
- Green Park, opened May 1, 1979.
- Charing Cross (former terminus), opened May 1, 1979; closed November 19, 1999
- Westminster opened December 22, 1999.
- Waterloo opened September 24, 1999.
- Southwark (Waterloo East) opened November 20, 1999.
- London Bridge (Trains to Gatwick) opened October 7, 1999.
- Bermondsey opened September 17, 1999.
- Canada Water opened September 17, 1999.
- Canary Wharf opened September 17, 1999.
- North Greenwich opened May 14, 1999.
- Canning Town opened May 14, 1999. (Built in a cutting)
- West Ham opened May 14, 1999.
- Terminus: Stratford opened May 14, 1999.
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