London underground map
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This post describes London underground map
Other transport in London: London bus map
London underground map is not a complicated one. It is easy to navigate by it. Many tourists use London underground map that can be found below in download section. London metro is one of the biggest and busiest systems in the world. Some parts of it are also (amongst) the oldest underground networks still operating today. It began its operation back in the 1863. The metro system has more than 400 kilometers of tracks and 270 stations. It is used by more than 3 million passenger daily. That’s more than one billion per year. People use it to go to work, or just to travel from different parts of city to another. It is also widely used by tourists. To found an underground station look for the logo on the image below.
A typical underground station is displayed below. You can see the passengers platform and a typical underground car. Above you can see the monitor showing arrival time of next trains.
Here you can download one of the London underground maps available. You can also click on the image below. This maps are in different resolutions. Third map also shows station names. Harry Beck produced this map in 1933. Harry Beck was an electrical engineer.
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London underground timetable for major lines can be found below. It shows the departure of first train in the morning and the last train in the evening. Basically you don’t have to worry about catching a train, because their frequency is high – about 2 minutes per train.
|Underground Line||Time of week||First train||Last train||more details|
|Bakerloo||Monday – Saturday||5:15||0:53||More information|
|Central||Monday – Saturday||5:14||1:18||More information|
|Circle||Monday – Saturday||5:04||0:50||More information|
|District||Monday – Saturday||5:10||1:16||More information|
|Hammersmith & City||Monday – Saturday||4:38||0:59||More information|
|Hammersmith & City||Sunday||5:56||0:59||More information|
|Jubilee||Monday – Saturday||5:20||1:01||More information|
|Metropolitan||Monday – Saturday||5:36||1:32||More information|
|Northern||Monday – Saturday||5:34||1:04||More information|
|Piccadilly||Monday – Saturday||4:49||0:24||More information|
|Victoria||Monday – Saturday||5:26||1:02||More information|
|Waterloo & City||Monday – Saturday||6:15||21:52||More information|
|Waterloo & City||Saturday||8:00||18:42||More information|
For more information please visit: Journey planner
For additional information on current situation regarding open and closed lines please see below:
Ticket and passes prices for single/daily/monthly/yearly rides. Fares can be found below.
|Zones||Adult fare||Child fare||Oyster – peak*||Oyster – off peak|
|1||4,3 GBP||2,1 GBP||2 GBP||2 GBP|
|1 to 2||4,3 GBP||2,1 GBP||2,7 GBP||2 GBP|
|1 to 4||5,3 GBP||2,6 GBP||3,6 GBP||2,6 GBP|
|1 to 6||5,3 GBP||2,6 GBP||4,8 GBP||2,9 GBP|
*Peak period: Mon-Fri 06:30-09:30 and from 16:00-19:00
More information: Underground Fares
You can pay for your rides with an Oyster contact card (monthly rides, season tickets, for residents and for tourists too). You pay the ride by contacting the Oyster card to chip reader on the security door. Oyster card is best buy, because it will cost you approximately 2 GBP less than purchasing a single journey ticket. You can also buy Travelcards. A travelcard is a paper tickets available for 1 or 7 days of travel in London, and in various combinations of travel zones. For additional information and details and comparison between Oyster card and Travel card please see this site: http://visitorshop.tfl.gov.uk/help-centre/ticket-comparison.html
Children under age of 5 travel for free on underground, but they must be accompanied by and adult that is using Oyster card.
Places where you can obtain Oyster card or buy a single journey / pass ticket:
- Oyster online (if you are a resident of UK. The card will be mailed to your home address)
- London Travel Information Centres
- Oyster Ticket Stops
Approximate journey time for London Underground:
|Lines||Travel time peak period||Travel time non peak period|
|Important lines||1 to 3 minute + 30 seconds boarding time||1 to 3 minutes + 30 seconds boarding time|
|Other lines||up to 6 minutes per station||up to 6 minutes per station|
So to travel 3 stations you can calculate your journey time like this:
1 minute per travel, 30 seconds boarding time – 3 times equals 4 minutes and 30 seconds approximately. This is just an informative value.
For additional information visit London underground website:
-London underground is a safe place
-underground is most efficient means of public transportation in the city
-some stations are old, some are new.
-famous quote “mind the gap” originated in London underground. It is an announcer voice reminding the passenger to be careful when exiting or entering the train. There is a gap between the train and the platform.
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