|Map Colour:||Dark Magenta|
|Length:||41.5 Miles (66.4km)|
|Journeys:||53,000,000 / year|
King's Cross St. Pancras
Great Portland Street
Chalfont & Latimer
The Metropolitan Line on the London Tube Map runs from Aldgate to Chesham (with several branches) and is represented on the tube map by a dark magenta line. The line and various branches add up to 41 miles of track, handling 53 million journeys every year.
The first underground railway in the world, the Metropolitan Line opened in January 1863 and is the 9th busiest line on the London Underground. The main line runs from Amersham to Aldgate and there are branches to Uxbridge, Chesham and Watford.
Image taken from the Metropolitan Line article on Wikipedia.
The Metropolitan Line remains the fastest line on the Undergound despite speeds being cut from 70mph to 50/60mph. Along with the Central Line, it is also one of only two lines that cross the M25 motorway.