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4 Apr. 2016

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The London tram, LRT and underground network at the time of the 2012 Olympic Games, as modified on 4 April 2016 with the extension of Tramlink route No.4 to Wimbledon.




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Because of the complexity of the London-area rail transportation system, there are altogether six maps showing the routes:

It is possible to by-pass the maps:


CENTRAL LONDON

London 2007 downtown tram map


NORTH LONDON

North London 2007 tram map


EAST LONDON

East London 2011 tram map


SOUTHEAST LONDON

Southeast London 2012 tram map


SOUTH LONDON

South London 2016 tram map


WEST LONDON

West London 2016 tram map


ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

AB Albert Bridge LBS London Bridge Station
AT Acton Town LS Leicester Square
BB Blackfriars Bridge LSS Liverpool Street Station
BF Blackfriars MLB Marylebone
BSB Battersea Bridge OC Oxford Circus
CB Chelsea Bridge PC Piccadilly Circus
CSS Cannon Street Station SB Shepherd's Bush
CX Charing Cross Sd Shoreditch
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
LB London Bridge      

ROUTES

Operator: Transport for London (TfL)

TRAM ROUTES (TRAMLINK)

  1 West Croydon - Woodside - Beckenham Junction
  2 West Croydon - Woodside - Elmers End
  3 Wimbledon - Mitcham - Therapia Lane - Croydon - Addington - New Addington
  4 Wimbledon - Mitcham - Therapia Lane - Croydon - Woodside - Elmers End

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
   Stratford International - Stratford - West Ham - Canning Town - Royal Albert Dock - Beckton
   Stratford International - Stratford - West Ham - Canning Town - London City Airport - King George V - Woolwich Arsenal [Weekday peak hours only]

UNDERGROUND ROUTES

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

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tramway (Tramlink): 75 km.
  • Light rail (DLR): 28 km.
  • Underground: 401 km.


HISTORY

Tramways

  • 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.

Rapid transit

  • Dockland Light Railway (electric, 3rd rail): 31 Aug. 1987 - today.
  • Underground: 10 Jan. 1863 - today (steam: 1863 - 1961; electric: 18 Dec. 1890 - today)

GAUGE

  • Tramway (1st generation): 1435 mm.
  • Dockland Light Railway: 1435 mm.
  • Underground: 1435 mm. (also 2140 mm., 1863-1869)

SOURCES

PRINT

  • 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.
  • "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.
  • 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].

WIKIS

WEB SITES

Also, thanks to Geoffrey Tribe (from Leighton Buzzard, England) for information obtained through personal communication.