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 Monday, November 07, 2011

Tube geek (36) Depth and height
How deep, or how high, does the Underground network go? London's surprisingly hilly, but only in places, so some of the answers may surprise you...

Stations closest to sea level: West Ham (1m above); Bermondsey, Canning Town, North Greenwich (2m above); Canary Wharf, Elephant & Castle, Kennington, Lambeth North, Parsons Green (3m above)
Stations highest above sea level: Amersham (145m above); Chalfont & Latimer (122m above); High Barnet (111m above); Chesham (110m above); Hampstead (108m above); Highgate (100m above) (all based on typical ground level outside station)

Deepest platforms below sea level: Waterloo (Jubilee) (26m below); Westminster (Jubilee, northbound) (25m below); London Bridge (Jubilee) (23m below); Southwark (Jubilee), Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo), London Bridge (Northern) (20m below)
Platforms at sea level, precisely: Canning Town (Jubilee), Gloucester Road (Circle), South Kensington (Circle), King's Cross (Victoria), Chancery Lane (Central, eastbound)
Highest platforms above sea level: Amersham (149m above); Chalfont & Latimer (121m above); Chesham (110m above); High Barnet (98m above); Cockfosters (94m above); Chorleywood (88m above)

Deepest platforms below ground level: Hampstead (59m below); Holborn (Piccadilly, westbound) (41m below); Highgate (38m below); Covent Garden (37m below); Angel, Belsize Park (36m below); Holborn (Piccadilly, northbound) (35m below)
Highest platforms above ground level: Greenford (10m above); East Putney, Stonebridge Park (8m above); Alperton, Kilburn, Perivale, Putney Bridge (7m above); Stamford Brook, Wood Lane (6m above)

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