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Circle Line

Map Colour: Yellow
Year Operated: 1884
Year Opened: 1863
Year Named: 1949
Length: 17 Miles (27.2km)
Journeys: 74,000,000 / year
Stations: Hammersmith
Goldhawk Road
Shepherd's Bush Market
Wood Lane
Latimer Road
Ladbroke Grove
Westbourne Park
Royal Oak
Paddington
Edgware Road
Baker Street
Great Portland Street
Euston Square
King's Cross St. Pancras
Farringdon
Barbican
Moorgate
Liverpool Street
Aldgate
Tower Hill
Monument
Cannon Street
Mansion House
Blackfriars
Temple
Embankment
Westminster
St. James's Park
Victoria
Sloane Square
South Kensington
Gloucester Road
High Street Kensington
Notting Hill Gate
Bayswater

The London Tube's Circle Line appears on the London Tube Map as a yellow line and loops around London north of the Thames.  It was originally created in 1853 when the Metropolitan Railway opened a line between Paddington and Farringdon Street.

Work on the line stalled for various reasons before its completion in 1884. Despite originally being operated using steam trains, electrification was introduced and took over completely in 1905.

London Tube Map - Circle Line
Image from the Circle Line Article on Wikipedia.

The line took over from many parts of the Metropolitan line, and the success of the circular route led to the construction of further such routes within London:

Despite the success of the original circle, these extra routes did not perform as well and all three were eventually ended, though other services still continue on those lines today.