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 Saturday, November 30, 2013

JUBILEE: Ten line facts

Although the Jubilee line was only created in 1979, the line we have now was built in five stages. An 1880-ish bit from Finchley Road to Wembley Park, an early 1930s northward extension to Stanmore, a late 1930s parallel overspill tunnel between Baker Street and Finchley Road, a 1970s extension to Charing Cross, and the millennial extension to Stratford.
Originally, everything north of Finchley Road was the Metropolitan railway, then from 1939 to 1979 everything north of Baker Street was the Bakerloo line.
The Jubilee line was originally going to be called the River line, then later the Fleet line. It was rebranded the Jubilee line to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, just two years before opening.
The Jubilee line has only one disused station, at Charing Cross, served by trains for only 20 years.
The closest stations on the Jubilee line are Waterloo and Southwark. The farthest apart are Kingsbury and Wembley Park (followed by Canada Water and Canary Wharf)
On a typical weekday Jubilee line trains run a total of 29208km (about 27000 on a Saturday, and 21000 on a Sunday)
Jubilee line trains used to have six carriages but now have seven, allowing 6000 more passengers per day to use the line.
Each train is 126m long and contains 234 seats. They're stabled at Stratford Market depot.
The 1970s tunnels have a diameter of 3.85m, whereas the millennial tunnels have a diameter of 4.35m.
The Jubilee line's official colour is Pantone 430.

» This months' nine Jubilee line posts on one page
» Silver Jubilee: one post per station, from May 2004


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