Because of the complexity of the London-area rail transportation system, there are altogether six maps showing the routes:
- A map showing Central London
- A map showing North London
- A map showing East London
- A map showing Southeast London
- A map showing South London
- A map showing West London
It is possible to by-pass the maps:
ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS
|AB||Albert Bridge||LBS||London Bridge Station|
|AT||Acton Town||LS||Leicester Square|
|BB||Blackfriars Bridge||LSS||Liverpool Street Station|
|BSB||Battersea Bridge||OC||Oxford Circus|
|CB||Chelsea Bridge||PC||Piccadilly Circus|
|CSS||Cannon Street Station||SB||Shepherd's Bush|
|E&C||Elephant & Castle||SWB||Southwark Bridge|
|ER||Edgware Road||TB||Tower Bridge|
|FS||Fenchurch Street Station||TCR||Tottenham Court Road|
|FSS||Farringdon Street Station||TG||Turnham Green|
|GR||Gloucester Road||VB||Vauxhall Bridge|
|HB||Highbury Station||VE||Victoria Embankment|
|HV||Holborn Viaduct Station||WB||Westminster Bridge|
|LaB||Lambeth Bridge||WlB||Waterloo Bridge|
Operator: Transport for London (TfL)
TRAM ROUTES (TRAMLINK)
|1||West Croydon - Woodside - Beckenham Junction|
|2||West Croydon - Woodside - Elmers End|
|3||Wimbledon - Mitcham - Croydon - Addington - New Addington|
LIGHT RAIL ROUTES (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY [DLR])
|Bank - Shadwell - Poplar - Canning Town - London City Airport - King George V - Woolwich Arsenal|
|Bank - Shadwell - Canary Wharf - Greenwich - Lewisham|
|Tower Gateway - Shadwell - Poplar - Canning Town - Royal Albert Dock - Beckton|
|Stratford - Bow Church - Poplar - Canary Wharf - Greenwich - Lewisham|
Note: The one- or two-letter route designations are strictly local to this site, and have never been used by the operating companies. Branches of individual lines are listed separately.
|B||Bakerloo Line||Elephant & Castle – Waterloo – Charing Cross – Piccadilly Circus – Oxford Circus – Marylebone – Paddington – Maida Vale – Harlesden – Wembley – Harrow & Wealdstone – Watford Junction|
|C||Circle Line||Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Victoria Station – Embankment – Blackfriars – Aldgate – Liverpool Street Station – Moorgate - Farringdon Street Station – King's Cross St Pancras – Euston - Baker Street - Edgware - Paddington - Notting Hill - High Street Kensington - Gloucester Road [Circular route, both directions]|
|Ce||Central Line||Epping - Loughton - Woodford - Leytonstone - Leyton - Startford - Mile End - Liverpool Street Station – Bank – Holborn – Tottenham Court Road – Oxford Circus – Marble Arch – Notting Hill – Shepherd's Bush – North Acton - Ealing Broadway|
|Ce||Central Line||[Branch]: Woodford - Chigwell - Hainault - Barkingside - Wanstead - Leytonstone|
|Ce||Central Line||[Branch]: North Acton - Greenford - West Ruislip|
|D||District Line||[Ealing Broadway – Acton Town] / [Richmond] – Turnham Green – Hammersmith – Earl's Court – Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Victoria Station – Embankment – Blackfriars – Aldgate – Whitechapel – Mile End – Barking – Dagenham – Upminster|
|D||District Line||[Branch:] Edgware Road – Paddington Station – Notting Hill – High Street Kensington – Earl's Court – Putney – Wimbledon|
|D||District Line||[Branch:] Earl's Court - Kensington (Olympia)|
|HC||Hammersmith & City Line||Hammersmith – Shepherd's Bush – Paddington – Edgware – Baker Street – Euston – King's Cross St Pancras – Farringdon Street Station – Moorgate – Liverpool Street Station – Aldgate - Whitechapel – Mile End – Barking|
|J||Jubilee Line||Stratford - West Ham - North Greenwich - Canary Wharf - Canada Water - London Bridge - Waterloo - Westminster - Baker Street – South Hampstead – Wembley Park – Stanmore|
|M||Metropolitan Line||Aldgate - Liverpool Street Station – Moorgate – Farringdon Street Station – King's Cross St Pancras – Euston – Baker Street – South Hampstead – Wembley Park – Harrow – Ruislip – Uxbridge|
|M||Metropolitan Line||[Branch:] Harrow – Moor Park – Watford / Chesham / Amersham|
|N||Northern Line||Edgware – Hendon – Golders Green – Hamstead – Camden Town – Euston – Tottenham Court Road – Leicester Square – Charing Cross – Waterloo – Kennington – Stockwell – Clapham – Tooting – Morden|
|N||Northern Line||[Branch:] High Barnet - Finchley - Highgate - Archway – Kentish Town – Camden Town|
|N||Northern Line||[Branch:] Mill Hill East - Finchley|
|N||Northern Line||[Branch:] Camden Town – Euston – King's Cross St.Pancras – Angel – Old Street – Moorgate – Bank – Elephant & Castle – Kennington|
|P||Piccadilly Line||Uxbridge – Ruislip – Sudbury – North Ealing – Acton Town – Turnham Green – Hammersmith – Earl's Court – Gloucester Road – South Kensington – Knightsbridge – Piccadilly Circus – Leicester Square – Holborn – King's Cross St.Pancras – Finsbury Park – Manor House – Wood Green – Southgate – Cockfosters|
|P||Piccadilly Line||[Branch:] Heathrow Airport - Hounslow West – Acton Town|
|V||Victoria Line||Walthamstow - Tottenham - Seven Sisters - Finsbury Park - Islangton - King's Cross St.Pancras - Euston - Oxford Circus - Victoria - Vauxhall - Stockwell - Brixton|
|W&C||Waterloo & City Line||Waterloo – Bank|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Tramway (Tramlink): 28 km.
- Light rail (DLR): 35 km.
- Underground: 401 km.
- Horse–powered:1860 – (First World War.)
- First-generation electric tramway (conduit and overhead electric supply): 1901 - 6 July 1952.
- Revived tramway (electric overhead): May 2000 – today.
- Dockland Light Railway (electric, 3rd rail): 31 Aug. 1987 - today.
- Underground: 10 Jan. 1863 - today (steam: 1863 - 1961; electric: 18 Dec. 1890 - today)
- Tramway (1st generation): 1435 mm.
- Dockland Light Railway: 1435 mm.
- Underground: 1435 mm. (also 2140 mm., 1863-1869)
- Bett, W.H. & Gillham, J.C. Great British tramway networks. London: Light Railway Transport League, 1962.
- British Railways pre-grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. London: Ian Allan, 5th ed., 1980.
- "Celebrating 20 years of Tramlink" Tramways & Urban Transit. June 2020 (83: 990), p.215-229.
- "London Tramlink", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2012 (75: 893), Supplement, 16p.
- "London Underground: 150 years and moving forward", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2014 (77: 914), p.61-79.
- Oakley, E.R. & Holland, C.E. London Transport Tramways, 1933-1952. Bexleyheath (Kent): London Tramways History Group, 1998.
- Owen, N. "Croydon: A successful first half-year", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2000 (63: 756), p.448-450.
- Pulling, N. "System Factfile No. 34: London Docklands, UK", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2010 (73: 871), p.259-262.
- Pulling, N. "System Factfile No. 141: London trams, UK", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2019 (82: 979), p.263-267.
- Rose, D. The London Underground: A diagrammatic history (sheet map). London: Douglas Rose, 2nd ed., 1983.
- Streeter; T. "DLR: BIM Innovations", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2016 (79: 939), p.100-102.
- Trolleybus & tram route map (sheet map). London: London Transport, 1950.
- Wyse, J. & Bayman, B. "Light rail comes to London: The DLR opens". In: Light Rail '87. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 1987 [p.13-24].
- Docklands Light Railway
- History of public transport authorities in London
- History of the London Underground
- Kingsway tramway subway
- London Passenger Transport Board
- London Underground
- Railway electrification in Great Britain
- Trams in London
- Transport for London
- Tube map
- The campaign to save the London Trams, 1946-1952
- London (on UrbanRail.Net)
- Trams in London
- Transport for London
Also, thanks to Geoffrey Tribe (from Leighton Buzzard, England) for information obtained through personal communication.
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