District line

District line
District
District line flag box.png
Colour on map Green
Year opened 1868
Line type Sub-Surface
Rolling stock C69 & C77
D78

6 carriages per trainset

Stations served 60
Length 64 km (40 mi)
Depots Upminster
Ealing Common (D Stock only)
Hammersmith (C Stock only)
Journeys made 172.879 million (2009) [1]

The District line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. It is a "sub-surface" line, running through the central area in shallow cut-and-cover tunnels. It is the busiest of the sub-surface lines. Out of the 60 stations served, 25 are underground. Two of the four (Richmond and Wimbledon) western branches of the route are also the only lines across the entire network to cross the Thames by bridge and not by tunnel. Although the District line is only the fourth longest line on the network, it serves more stations than any other line.

Contents

History

The District line was built by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) and opened in stages from 1868. The MDR was later bought by Charles Yerkes, forming part of the "Underground" group until it was nationalised in the 1930s. It had branches to Uxbridge and Hounslow West, but both are now operated by the Piccadilly line. Eastbound services ran as far as the seaside town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex from 1 June 1910 and to Shoeburyness from 1911, until 30 September 1939. Between 1 March 1883 and 30 September 1885 the line also served stations from Ealing Broadway to Windsor, running on the Great Western Main Line.

Trains

Most of the District line's services use sub-surface D stock trains, although the Wimbledon to Edgware Road service is operated with C stock trains due to shorter platform lengths between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road. The D stock trains were refurbished between 2005 and 2008, receiving the standard Underground livery of red, white and blue to replace the previous unpainted aluminium finish, which was prone to damage by graffiti vandals. The stock also received a complete interior refurbishment and was fitted with CCTV and passenger information displays.[2] The trains are maintained at Ealing Common Depotmap 61 and Upminster Depot.map 62

From 2013 both the C stock and D stock fleets will gradually be replaced by new S stock trains from Bombardier Transportation.[3] The fleet is expected to be completely renewed by 2016.[2] The new trains, which are shorter (7-car) versions of the new trains already appearing on the Metropolitan line, will be air-conditioned. Because they will be longer than the trains currently in use, some station platforms will need to be lengthened.[4]

Map

Geographical path of the District line

Stations

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Legend
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Continuation backward
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Great Western Main Line
to Reading
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Right side of cross-platform interchange Unknown BSicon "uCPICma" Unknown BSicon "uCPICra"
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
enlarge… Ealing Broadway _Central roundel1.PNG National Rail
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Straight track Urban straight track Urban junction from left
Waterway turning to right + Unknown BSicon "uextSTRrf"
Piccadilly line
to Uxbridge
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Unknown BSicon "ÜWol"
Waterway turning to left + Unknown BSicon "ÜWc3"
Unknown BSicon "uKRZo" Unknown BSicon "uCONTl"
Central line
to Central London
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Unknown BSicon "ÜWc1" Unknown BSicon "ÜW+r" Unknown BSicon "umKRZo" Continuation to right
Great Western Main Line
to Paddington
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Urban station on track
enlarge... Ealing Common Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Unknown BSicon "uvSTRa"
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Unknown BSicon "uvSTR-DST"
Ealing Common Depot
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKE"
Unknown BSicon "uvSTRe"
Waterway turning to left + Unknown BSicon "uextSTRlf"
Urban transverse track + Unknown BSicon "uexLUECKEq"
Unknown BSicon "uexÜWl" + Urban transverse track
Unknown BSicon "uKRZo" + Unknown BSicon "ueÜWclu"
Urban track turning from right
Piccadilly line
to Heathrow
Waterloo to Reading Line
to Reading
Continuation backward Unknown BSicon "ueÜWcro"
Unknown BSicon "ueÜWo+r" + Urban straight track
Urban straight track
Former service to Hounslow
Richmond London Overground National Rail
Unknown BSicon "CPICAl" Unknown BSicon "uCPICAma" Unknown BSicon "CPICAra" Unknown BSicon "uvSTRg+l" Waterway turning to right
Waterloo to Reading Line
to Waterloo
Continuation forward
Track turning from left + Urban straight track
Track turning right
Unknown BSicon "uvSTR" + Unknown BSicon "uvSTRr2l"
Kew Gardens London Overground National Rail
Unknown BSicon "uACC" + Abbreviated in this map + Unknown BSicon "ACC legende"
Unknown BSicon "uvBHF" + Unknown BSicon "ACC legende"
enlarge… Acton Town Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
River Thames
Water turning from left
Urban bridge over water + Abbreviated in this map
Unknown BSicon "vWASSERnr"
Unknown BSicon "uexvSTRl-" + Unknown BSicon "uvSTR"
Unused transverse waterway Unknown BSicon "uexKHSTr"
South Acton (Closed 1959)
Gunnersbury London Overground National Rail
Urban stop on track + Abbreviated in this map + Unknown BSicon "uHST legende"
Unknown BSicon "uvSTR"
Unknown BSicon "umABZlf" Transverse track
Unknown BSicon "vKRZo" + Unknown BSicon "uvBRÜCKE"
Continuation to right
North London Line
to Willesden Junction
South Western Main Line
Unknown BSicon "v-CONTg" Urban straight track Unknown BSicon "uvSTR"
Tramlink
to Croydon
Unknown BSicon "uvCONTg-" + Unknown BSicon "v-STR"
Urban straight track Unknown BSicon "uvBHF-STR"
Chiswick Park
Unknown BSicon "uvBS2+r" + Unknown BSicon "vBS2+l"
Waterway turning to left Urban transverse track Unknown BSicon "uvABZg+r-STR"
Wimbledon Tramlink National Rail
Unknown BSicon "CPICAl" Unknown BSicon "uCPICAra"
Unknown BSicon "uvKBHFa" + Unknown BSicon "uvSTR"
Turnham Green Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
Sutton Loop
Continuation forward Urban straight track Unknown BSicon "uvSTR"
Wimbledon Park
Urban stop on track Unknown BSicon "uvBHF-STR"
Stamford Brook
Southfields
Urban stop on track Unknown BSicon "uvSTR"
Unknown BSicon "uTUNNEL1" Unknown BSicon "uvBHF-STR"
Ravenscourt Park
East Putney
Urban stop on track Unknown BSicon "uvTUNNEL1"
River Thames
Water turning from left Urban bridge over water Unknown BSicon "vWASSERnr"
Unknown BSicon "uvBHF" + Unknown BSicon "ACC legende" + Hub
Unknown BSicon "uKBHFl" + Hub
Urban track turning from right
Hammersmith Circle roundel1.PNG H&c roundel.PNG Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
Putney Bridge
Urban stop on track Unknown BSicon "uvSTR" Unknown BSicon "uLUECKE"
Hammersmith & City line
to Paddington
Parsons Green
Urban stop on track
Unknown BSicon "uvKBHFa" + Unknown BSicon "uvSTR"
Barons Court Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
Fulham Broadway
Unknown BSicon "uACC" Unknown BSicon "uvSTRgl" Urban track turning from right
West London Line
to Clapham Junction
Continuation backward Urban straight track Urban stop on track Enter urban tunnel
West Kensington
West Brompton London Overground National Rail
Unknown BSicon "CPICAl" Left side of urban cross-platform interchange Unknown BSicon "uÜWc2" Unknown BSicon "uÜWgor" Urban tunnel straight track
Straight track
Enter urban tunnel + Unknown BSicon "utÜWc2"
Unknown BSicon "uTUNNEL3+1a"
Urban straight track + Unknown BSicon "uÜWc4"
Urban tunnel straight track
Abbreviated in this map
Urban tunnel straight track + Unknown BSicon "utSTR+1"
Unknown BSicon "utÜWc4" + Unknown BSicon "uÜWcru"
Unknown BSicon "uÜWor" + Unknown BSicon "ueÜWcru"
Unknown BSicon "utÜWor"
Lillie Bridge Depot
Unknown BSicon "uKDSTl"
Urban tunnel straight track + Urban transverse track
Urban transverse track + Unknown BSicon "uÜW+l"
Unknown BSicon "utÜWo+l" + Urban transverse track + Unknown BSicon "uÜWclo"
Urban transverse track + Unknown BSicon "ueÜWclo"
Urban track turning from right
Abbreviated in this map Urban tunnel junction to left Unknown BSicon "utABZlr" Unknown BSicon "utKRZt" Unknown BSicon "uTUNNELru" Unknown BSicon "uABZlg"
Track turning left
Urban tunnel straight track + Transverse track
Urban tunnel straight track + Transverse track
Urban tunnel straight track + Transverse track
Track turning from right Urban straight track
Exit urban tunnel Exit urban tunnel Urban tunnel straight track Right side of cross-platform interchange Unknown BSicon "uCPICAre "
Kensington (Olympia) London Overground National Rail
Earl's Court Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
Unknown BSicon "uCPICAl" + Hub
Unknown BSicon "uCPICAr" + Hub
Unknown BSicon "utACC" + Hub
Continuation forward
West London Line
to Willesden Junction
Urban straight track Unknown BSicon "uÜWol"
Unknown BSicon "utÜWor" + Unknown BSicon "uÜWclu"
Enter urban tunnel
Unknown BSicon "utÜWo+l" + Unknown BSicon "uÜWcro"
Unknown BSicon "uTNL4a"
Triangle Sidings
Unknown BSicon "utABZrg"
Unknown BSicon "utKRZt" + Urban non-passenger/depot station
Unknown BSicon "utABZdg"
Unknown BSicon "utENDEl" + Urban non-passenger/depot station
Circle line
Unknown BSicon "utABZrg" Unknown BSicon "utKRZt" Unknown BSicon "utABZ3lf" Urban tunnel turning from right
Gloucester Road Circle roundel1.PNG Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
Urban tunnel station on track + Hub
Urban tunnel station on track + Hub
Exit urban tunnel
South Kensington Piccadilly roundel1.PNG
Unknown BSicon "uBHFCC" + Hub
Urban tunnel station on track + Hub
Unknown BSicon "uKRWgl" Unknown BSicon "uKRW+r"
Piccadilly line
Urban tunnel straight track Unknown BSicon "utCONTf" Right side of urban cross-platform interchange Unknown BSicon "uCPICre"
High Street Kensington Circle roundel1.PNG
Sloane Square
Unknown BSicon "uHSTCC" Enter urban tunnel
Victoria _Victoria roundel1.PNG National Rail
Unknown BSicon "utTHSTt" Unknown BSicon "utTHSTt"
Notting Hill Gate Central roundel1.PNG
St James's Park
Urban tunnel stop on track Urban tunnel straight track Unknown BSicon "uLUECKE"
Hammersmith & City line
to Hammersmith
Westminster Jubilee roundel1.PNGLondon River Services
Unknown BSicon "utTHSTt" + Unknown BSicon "ACC legende"
Urban tunnel stop on track Urban straight track
Bayswater
Embankment
Unknown BSicon "utTHSTt"
Urban tunnel straight track + Unknown BSicon "HUB78"
Urban station on track + Hub
Paddington (Hammersmith & City) National Rail
__Bakerloo roundel1.PNG _Northern roundel1.PNG London River Services (National Rail Charing Cross) Temple
Urban tunnel stop on track
Urban tunnel station on track + Hub
Enter urban tunnel
Paddington (Circle/District) _Bakerloo roundel1.PNG National Rail
Blackfriars London River ServicesNational Rail
Urban tunnel stop on track Unknown BSicon "utKRWg+l" Unknown BSicon "utKRWr"
Unknown BSicon "utKRWgl" Unknown BSicon "utKRW+r" Unknown BSicon "uHSTCC"
Edgware Road Circle roundel1.PNG H&c roundel.PNG
Mansion House
Unknown BSicon "utCPICl" Unknown BSicon "utCPICre" Unknown BSicon "utLUECKE"
Cannon Street National Rail
Urban tunnel stop on track
Monument ____Central roundel1.PNG ___Circle roundel1.PNG __Northern roundel1.PNG _W&c roundel.PNG DLR no-text roundel.svg
Unknown BSicon "utTHSTt" Unknown BSicon "utLUECKE"
(Closed 1967) Mark Lane
Unused urban tunnel stop on track
Unknown BSicon "utKRWgl" Unknown BSicon "utKRW+r" Unknown BSicon "utLUECKE"
Tower Hill Circle roundel1.PNGLondon River Services (National Rail Fenchurch Street)
Head station Unknown BSicon "utCPICl" Unknown BSicon "utCPICre"
(DLR no-text roundel.svg Tower Gateway)
Straight track Urban tunnel straight track Unknown BSicon "utLUECKE"
Straight track Urban tunnel junction to left Unknown BSicon "utSTRq" Unknown BSicon "uBHFCCq" Unknown BSicon "utABZrf"
Aldgate (Circle/Metropolitan)
Straight track Unknown BSicon "utSTRlf" Unknown BSicon "utABZlr" Unknown BSicon "utSTRq" Unknown BSicon "utSTRrf"
Hammersmith & City line
Abbreviated in this map Urban tunnel stop on track
Aldgate East H&c roundel.PNG
Abbreviated in this map Unused urban tunnel stop on track
St Mary's (Closed 1938)
Abbreviated in this map
Unknown BSicon "uextÜWor" + Urban tunnel straight track
St Mary's Curve to East London Line
Abbreviated in this map Unknown BSicon "uextÜWCONTr" Exit urban tunnel
Abbreviated in this map Continuation to left Unknown BSicon "umTHSTo" Continuation to right
Whitechapel London Overground National Rail
Abbreviated in this map Enter urban tunnel
Abbreviated in this map Urban tunnel stop on track
Stepney Green
Abbreviated in this map Urban tunnel straight track Unknown BSicon "utCONTg"
Central line
to Central London
Abbreviated in this map Unknown BSicon "utCPICl" Left side of urban tunnel cross-platform interchange
enlarge… Mile End Central roundel1.PNG
Abbreviated in this map Urban tunnel straight track Unknown BSicon "utCONTf"
Central line
to Woodford and Hainault
Unknown BSicon "ÜWol" Unknown BSicon "ÜWc3" Urban tunnel stop on track
Bow Road (DLR no-text roundel.svg Bow Church)
Unknown BSicon "ÜWc1" Unknown BSicon "ÜWo+r" Exit urban tunnel
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Urban stop on track
Bromley-by-Bow
Unknown BSicon "CPICAl" Unknown BSicon "uCPICAr"
West Ham _Jubilee roundel1.PNG National Rail
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Urban stop on track
Plaistow
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Urban stop on track
Upton Park
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Unknown BSicon "uHSTACC"
East Ham
Straight track Unknown BSicon "uKRWgl" Unknown BSicon "uKRW+r" Continuation backward
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
Unknown BSicon "CPICAl" Unknown BSicon "uCPICAm" Unknown BSicon "uCPICAme" Unknown BSicon "CPICAre"
Barking _H&c roundel.PNG London Overground National Rail
Straight track Unknown BSicon "uHSTACC"
Upney
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Urban stop on track
Becontree
Straight track Unknown BSicon "uHSTACC"
Dagenham Heathway
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Urban stop on track
Dagenham East
Straight track Unknown BSicon "uHSTACC"
Elm Park
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Urban stop on track
Hornchurch
Straight track Urban stop on track
Upminster Bridge
Straight track Urban straight track Continuation backward
Romford to Upminster Line
Unknown BSicon "CPICAl" Unknown BSicon "uCPICAm" Unknown BSicon "CPICAre"
Upminster National Rail
London, Tilbury & Southend Railway
Continuation forward Urban non-passenger end station
Upminster Depot
Notice explaining about step-free access. This can be found inside every District line train.

In order from west to east

Richmond branch

Richmond branch
Station Image Opened Additional information
Richmond London Overground National Rail National Rail Handicapped/disabled access Richmond station entrance.JPG 27 July 1846 District line 1 June 1877map 1
Kew Gardens London Overground National Rail Handicapped/disabled access Kew Gardens stn building.JPG 1 January 1869 District line 1 June 1877map 2
Gunnersbury London Overground National Rail Gunnersbury station western entrance.JPG 1 January 1869 Opened as Brentford Road renamed 1871, District line 1 June 1877map 3

Ealing Broadway branch

Ealing Broadway branch
Station Image Opened Additional information
Ealing Broadway National Rail (Airport interchange Trains to Heathrow) EalingBroadway1.jpg
01879-07-01 1 July 1879
Change for Central linemap 4
Ealing Common Ealing Common stn building.JPG 1 July 1879 From 1886 until 1 March 1910 known as Ealing Common and West Actonmap 5
Acton Town ActonTown1.jpg 1 July 1879 Opened as Mill Hill Park, renamed 1 March 1910map 6
Chiswick Park Chiswick Park station.jpg 1 July 1879 Opened as Acton Green, renamed Chiswick Park and Acton Green in 1889, renamed 1910map 7
The Richmond and Ealing Broadway branches join just west of Turnham Green
Station Image Opened Additional information
Turnham Green Turnham Green stn building.JPG 1 January 1869 District line 1 June 1877map 8
Stamford Brook StamfordBrook.jpg 1 February 1912 District line 1 June 1877 enroute to Richmondmap 9
Ravenscourt Park Ravenscourt Park Tube Station 2008.jpg 1 April 1873 Opened as Shaftesbury Road, District line 1 June 1877, renamed 1 March 1888map 10
Hammersmith Handicapped/disabled access Hammersmith entrance District and Piccadilly lines.jpg 15 December 1906 Change for Piccadilly linemap 11
Barons Court Barons-court-tube.jpg 15 December 1906 Change for Piccadilly linemap 12
West Kensington WestKensington.jpg 9 September 1874 Opened as Fulham – North End, renamed 1877map 13

Wimbledon branch

Wimbledon branch
Station Image Opened Additional information
Wimbledon National Rail Tramlink Handicapped/disabled access Wimbledon station main building.JPG 21 May 1838 District line 3 June 1889map 14
Wimbledon Park Wimbledon Park Underground Station.jpg 3 June 1889 map 15
Southfields Handicapped/disabled access Southfields station building.JPG 3 June 1889 map 16
East Putney EastPutney1.jpg 3 June 1889 map 17
Putney Bridge Putney Bridge stn building.JPG 1 March 1880 Opened as Putney Bridge & Fulham, renamed 1 January 1902 as Putney Bridge & Hurlingham, current name from 1932map 18
Parsons Green Parsons Green stn southeast entrance.JPG 1 March 1880 map 19
Fulham Broadway Handicapped/disabled access FulhamBroadway1.jpg 1 March 1880 Opened as Walham Green, renamed 2 March 1952map 20
West Brompton London Overground National Rail National Rail Handicapped/disabled access WestBrompton1.jpg 12 April 1869 map 21
The Wimbledon branch joins the main line west of Earl's Court

Kensington (Olympia) branch

Kensington (Olympia) branch
Station Image Opened Additional information
Kensington (Olympia) London Overground National Rail National Rail Handicapped/disabled access Kensington Olympia stn building.JPG 2 June 1862 Opened as Addison Road, District line 1872, renamed 1946map 22
The Kensington (Olympia) branch joins the main line west of Earl's Court, and trains from it normally run to High Street Kensington

Edgware Road branch

The Edgware Road branch diverges from the main line east of Earl's Court
Station Image Opened Additional information
High Street Kensington HighStKensington.jpg 1 October 1868 Circle linemap 23
Notting Hill Gate NottingHillGate.jpg 1 October 1868 Circle linemap 24
Bayswater Bayswater Station Exterior.jpg 1 October 1868 Circle linemap 25
Paddington National Rail (Airport interchange Trains to Heathrow) Paddington subsurface station building.jpg 1 October 1868 Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Great Western Main Linemap 26
Edgware Road EdgwareRdHammersmith.jpg 1 October 1863 map 27

Main line

Main line
Station Image Opened Additional information
Earl's Court Handicapped/disabled access EarlsCourtEntrance2.jpg 15 December 1906 map 28
Gloucester Road GlocesterRoadTube.jpg 1 October 1868 map 29
South Kensington South Kensington station.jpg 24 December 1868 map 30
Sloane Square Sloane Square stn entrance.JPG 24 December 1868 map 31
Victoria National Rail (Airport interchange Trains to Gatwick) London Victoria station -14Oct2008.jpg 24 December 1868 Victoriamap 32
St. James's Park St James's Park stn entrance Palmer Street.JPG 24 December 1868 map 33
Westminster (London River Services Westminster Pier) Handicapped/disabled access Westminster station entrance Portcullis House.JPG 24 December 1868 Jubileemap 34
Embankment (National Rail Charing Cross) (London River Services Embankment Pier) Embankment station.jpg 30 May 1870 Bakerloo, Northernmap 35
Temple Templetube.jpg 30 May 1870 map 36
Blackfriars (closed until 2011) National Rail (Airport interchange Trains to Gatwick and Luton) (London River Services Blackfriars Millennium Pier) Blackfriars station main entrance.JPG 30 May 1870 First Capital Connect / Southeastern (Thameslink)map 37
Mansion House Mansionhouse300.jpg 3 July 1871 map 38
Cannon Street National Rail CannonStreet.jpg 6 October 1884 Southeasternmap 39
Monument Monument station roundel and crests.JPG 6 October 1884 Central, Northern, Waterloo & City, DLR (all via escalator connection to Bank station)map 40
Tower Hill (National Rail Fenchurch Street) (Docklands Light Railway Tower Gateway) (London River Services Tower Pier) Tower hill entrance.jpg 25 September 1882 map 41
Aldgate East Aldgate East stn southwest entrance.JPG 6 October 1884 map 42
Whitechapel Whitechapel tube station entrance.jpg 6 October 1884 map 43
Stepney Green Stepney Green stn building.JPG 1902 map 44
Mile End Mile End stn entrance.JPG 1902 map 45
Bow Road Docklands Light Railway Bow Church Bow Road stn building.JPG 1902 map 46
Bromley-by-Bow Bromley-by-Bow stn entrance.JPG 1858 map 47
West Ham Handicapped/disabled access National Rail West Ham stn entrance.JPG 1 February 1901 map 48
Plaistow Plaistow station building.JPG 1858 map 49
Upton Park Upton Park tube station 1.jpg 1877 map 50
East Ham Handicapped/disabled access East ham tube station london.jpg 1858 map 51
Barking London Overground National Rail National Rail Handicapped/disabled access Barking station 1.jpg 1854 map 52
Upney Handicapped/disabled access Upney station building.JPG 1932 map 53
Becontree Becontree station building.JPG 1932 map 54
Dagenham Heathway Handicapped/disabled access Dagenham Heathway stn building.JPG 1932 Opened as Heathway, renamed 1949map 55
Dagenham East Dagenham East stn building.JPG 1885 Opened as Dagenham, District line 1902 to 1905, District restarted 1932 and station renamed 1949[5]map 56
Elm Park Handicapped/disabled access Elm Park stn building.JPG 1935 map 57
Hornchurch Hornchurch tube station 1.jpg 1885 District line 1902 to 1905, District restarted 1932map 58
Upminster Bridge Upminster Bridge tube station 1.jpg 17 December 1934 map 59
Upminster National Rail Handicapped/disabled access Upminster railway station 046.jpg 1885 District line 1902 to 1905, District restarted 1932map 60

Closed stations

Current service pattern

The following off-peak service pattern currently runs on the District line (frequencies in peak hours are generally higher):

  • 6 trains per hour Ealing Broadway – Tower Hill
  • 6 trains per hour Richmond – Upminster
  • 6 trains per hour Wimbledon – Upminster
  • 6 trains per hour Wimbledon – Edgware Road
  • 3 trains per hour Kensington (Olympia) – High Street Kensington

This gives a total of 18 trains per hour between Earl's Court and Tower Hill.

Safety

In early 2009, three safety failures occurred on the line. All of them were recorded to have involved trains which passed signals showing red. In August 2009 it was reported that the line had been given a period of less than a month to improve safety features or face possible legal action, involving temporary line closures.[6][7]

Interavailabilty

c2c also serves Upminster, Barking, West Ham and Fenchurch Street (for Tower Hill). Tickets are interavailable between the two operators with Oyster cards (including pay as you go) accepted on this part of c2c's route. South West Trains services occasionally operate on the Wimbledon Branch between East Putney and Wimbledon, often due to engineering works or problems on the mainline, although trains do not stop at any of the intermediate stations.

In popular culture

  • The fictional Walford East tube station in the BBC television series EastEnders is on the District line, taking the place of Bromley-by-Bow. From 4 February 2010 EastEnders will use shots of District line trains to superimpose on their episodes to show the trains running into the fictional station of Walford East which is part of the set.
  • Sheffield band Milburn wrote a song called 'The District Line' which refers to London.
  • Canadian guitarist Pat Travers wrote a song called 'Life in London' which mentions the District Line.

Gallery

Images
Gunnersbury station on the Richmond branch. As at Kew Gardens, tracks are shared with London Overground services on the North London Line.  
Ealing Common is one of only two stations where District and Piccadilly line trains call at the same platforms (the other being Acton Town).  
The District line platforms at Wimbledon.  
Earl's Court station is the hub of the District line.  
The eastbound platform at Temple: a typical District line cut & cover station.  
The District and Circle Line platforms at Paddington station on the Edgware Road branch.  
A train of C69/C77 Stock leaving West Brompton en route to Wimbledon.  
D78 Stock on an Upminster Service at Embankment.  
Inside an unrefurbished D78 Stock carriage.  
For comparison, the interior of a refurbished District Line train.  

Maps

References

  1. ^ "District Line Facts". Transport for London. 2009. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/londonunderground/keyfacts/13166.aspx. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Tube upgrade plan: District line". Transport for London. 
  3. ^ Waboso, David (December 2010). "Transforming the tube". Modern Railways (London): pp. 42–45. 
  4. ^ "'S' stock making its mark". Modern Railways (London): p. 46. December 2010. 
  5. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978 1 85414 315 0. 
  6. ^ Tobin, Dominic (27 August 2009). "Tube to face rap over District safety lapses". thelondonpaper: p. 4. http://www.thelondonpaper.com/thelondonpaper/news/london/tube-to-face-rap-over-district-line-safety-failures. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  7. ^ Littlejohn, Georgina (27 August 2009). "Tube risks legal action over safety". London Lite: p. 5. 

External links

West: Crossings of the River Thames East:
Kew Bridge Richmond branch,
between Gunnersbury
and Kew Gardens
Chiswick Bridge
Putney Bridge Wimbledon branch,
between Putney Bridge
and East Putney
Wandsworth Bridge

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