London Tube Map With Integrated Station Search.
London Underground Info Portal
The primary focus of this portal is to serve as an all in one information hub for everything related to the London underground. Whether you are a seasoned tube traveller, tube novice or tube virgin, you will still be able to find valuable information here from London underground maps, news, travelling tips, images, videos and information about theLondon underground culture.
London Underground Live Service Update & Journey Planner
To help our visitors keep track of exactly what the status of the tube lines are we have included a live service update which is at the far bottom of the page that provides real time info of all the major lines in the London underground. This will ensure that you can always plan your trip in advance without getting stuck or bogged down by lines being down due to maintenance, upgrades or unforeseen circumstances. We have also included an online journey planner (below) so that you can plan your journey well in advance by plotting the fastest way to your destination before you even begin your trip.
London Underground Portal Accessible Via Mobile Phones
This website has designed to be accessible by most mobile phones so you will be able to access all of the features on the go. Essentially we would like the London Underground Information Portal to be your primary source of information for all matters related to the underground rail network. Our content will be updated on a regular basis and we strive to keep our information as accurate and up to date as possible. Let us help you navigate the London underground.
Did You Know? – Facts about The London Underground
- Each year the Tube train travels a number of 114,500miles, 184,269km
- Each year the number of passengers carried are 1,107 million.
- The length of network is 402km/249 miles
- 45 per cent of the rail network is in tunnels
- East Finchley to Morden (via Bank) – 27.8km/17.25 miles is the longest continuous tunnel
- The total number of escalators in the London Underground is 426
- Waterloo has the most number of escalators at 23
- The longest escalator is 60m/197ft, with a vertical rise of 27.5m/90ft and is located in Angle
- Stratford has the shortest escalator, with a vertical rise of 4.1m
- There are four passenger conveyors – two at Waterloo and two at Bank
- The shortest lift shaft can be found at King’s Cross – 2.3m/7.5ft
- Walthamstow has the highest vertical lifting platforms measuring 1.98m/6.5ft
- The shortest vertical lifting platform is 0.64m/2.1ft and is in Hainault
- There are 4134 carriages in London Underground’s fleet
- There are a total of 270 stations served
- There is total of 260 stations managed
- The following stations have the most platforms: Baker Street has 10. Moorgate has 10 platforms, however only six are used by
- London Underground (two are used by First Capital Connect and two were formerly used by Thameslink services)
- Waterloo is the busiest station with 57,000 people entering during the 3 hour morning peak and also the busiest station in terms of passengers with 82 million passing through each year.
- The London Underground brand first appeared in stations in 1908 with its world famous logo “The Roundel” recognized as a red circle with a horizontal blue bar across.
London Underground Song
Londoners and tourists alike have become so obsessed with the underground that people have even started writing songs about their adventures. Some of the more well known London underground comedy songs have been written by Adam Kay & Suman Biswas the Amatear Transplants. Whilst this particular London underground song may not portray the rail network in a good light it is purely satirical and not at all meant to be taken seriously.
London Underground Prices
The prices one can expect to pay whilst travelling the underground depends on the zones. Zone 1 & Zone 2 costs around 4 Pounds for adults and 2 Pounds for children. Should you wish to travel from Zone 1 to Zone 6 then expect to pay around 5 pounds for adults and 2.50 Pounds for children.
You could also purchase an Oyster card if you intend on travelling the London underground often or on a regular basis. Having an Oyster card entitles you to discounted fares which vary from Zone to Zone and also if you travel during peak hours or off peak hours.
The London underground is the primary mode of transport for the majority of people in theUnited Kingdomand therefore needed to be affordable to encourage people to make full use of the rail network in order to limit the use of private vehicles, especially within the CDB area.
London Underground Expansion
All lines are being upgraded to improve capacity and reliability. The four subsurface lines will be upgraded to a radio-based CBTC signalling system that will be in place in order to reduce head-ways whilst increasing transport capacity.
A test phase for mobile phone coverage on theWaterlooand City lines. Confident that coverage would be adequate for the whole rail network, and would ideally like this service to be fully functional in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. The London underground mobile coverage project will be funded by the United Kingdoms 5 leading mobile service providers:Orange, Vodaphone, O2, T-mobile and 3.
Due to summer temperatures becoming unbearable on certain parts of the London underground, a trial water cooling project is underway inVictoria. With temperatures sometimes reaching 47 °C caused by poor ventilation a cooling system needs to be implemented. Should the trial produce positive results it will then need to be established if it would be feasible to implement this cooling system throughout the London underground.
The Croxley Rail Link plans entails re-routing the Metropolitan lineWatfordbranch to Watford Junction station with a dormant railway track. The plans for this upgrade is currently still at proposal stage whilst the transport department secures funding.
There are plans to re-organize the sub-surface lines, by splitting the Northern Line whilst extending its Charing Crossbranch to Battersea. The proposed Northern line extension to Battersea has been given authorization by the London Borough and is scheduled to open by 2017. In 2011 the London mayor proposed the idea of extending the Northern Line.
The London Borough plans for the Central Line to be extended fromWest Ruislipto Uxbridge via Ickenham. Should they go ahead with this upgrade there will a direct impact to traffic on the A40 and will need for traffic to be cut off in the area. This could only be completed by 2021.
The London underground has gone through a series of changes over the decades and this latest upgrade plan is one of the most complex and elaborate upgrades the London underground has ever undergone.