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District Line

Map Colour: Green
Year Operated: 1968
Year Opened: 1868
Year Named: 1868
Length: 40 Miles (64km)
Journeys: 188,000,000 / year
Stations: Richmond
Kew Gardens
Ealing Broadway
Ealing Common
Acton Town
Chiswick Park
Turnham Green
Stamford Brook
Ravenscourt Park
Barons Court
West Kensington
Wimbledon Park
East Putney
Putney Bridge
Parsons Green
Fulham Broadway
West Brompton
Kensington (Olympia)
Earl's Court
Gloucester Road
South Kensington
Sloane Square
St. James's Park
Mansion House
Cannon Street
Tower Hill
Aldgate East
Stepney Green
Mile End
Bow Road
West Ham
Upton Park
East Ham
Dagenham Heathway
Dagenham East
Elm Park
Upminster Bridge
High Street Kensington
Notting Hill Gate
Edgware Road

The District Line is the busiest sub-surface line (and third busiest overall) on the London Underground, carrying some 188,000 journeys per year, and is represented on the London Tube Map by a green line.  It serves 60 stations and is roughly 40 miles long.

Originally built by the Metropolitan District Railway, the District Line first opened in 1868 and was expanded. The company was brought in as part of the 'Underground Group' by Charles Yerkes and was nationalised sometime later, in the 1930s.  The original line has branches to Hounslow West and Uxbridge (now on the Piccadilly line) and as far as Southend-on-Sea as well as Windsor to Ealing Broadway on the Great Western Main Line.

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

Most of the trains on the District Line are D Stock, but the Edgware Road to Wimbledon uses C Stock since the platforms between Kensington High Street and Edgware Road are shorter. The D Stock has been refurbished and maintained and has a patriotic red, white and blue livery.

The carriages were also upgraded with completely new interiors and CCTV, plus passenger information displays, all maintained out of the Upminster and Ealing Common depots.

The District Line is the only line on the tube to traverse the Thames on a bridge, rather than a tunnel. Additionally, the last silver train on the London Tube was unit 7115 (Again, D Stock) which was repainted and refurbished in Feb 2008 - on the District Line.

The Line also features on the popular UK Soap, Eastenders as its local tube stop is on the District Line. Film scenes featuring District Line trains are used on the programme, shown running into the fictional Walford East station.