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The District Line

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.

district line tube map

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.

Map Colour Green
Year Operated 1968
Year Opened 1868
Year Named 1868
Length 40mi (64.0km)
Journeys 188,000,000
Stations Acton Town
Aldgate East
Barking
Barons Court
Bayswater
Becontree
Blackfriars
Bow Road
Bromley-by-Bow
Cannon Street
Chiswick Park
Dagenham East
Dagenham Heathway
Ealing Broadway
Ealing Common
Earl's Court
East Ham
East Putney
Edgware Road
Elm Park
Embankment
Fulham Broadway
Gloucester Road
Gunnersbury
Hammersmith
High Street Kensington
Hornchurch
Kensington (Olympia)
Kew Gardens
Mansion House
Mile End
Monument
Notting Hill Gate
Paddington
Parsons Green
Plaistow
Putney Bridge
Ravenscourt Park
Richmond
Sloane Square
South Kensington
Southfields
St. James's Park
Stamford Brook
Stepney Green
Temple
Tower Hill
Turnham Green
Upminster
Upminster Bridge
Upney
Upton Park
Victoria
West Brompton
West Ham
West Kensington
Westminster
Whitechapel
Wimbledon
Wimbledon Park