~The London Underground has 402 km (249 miles) of track, making it the second largest metro system in the world in terms of route length, after the Shanghai Metro.

~The first London Underground line was the Metropolitan line, which was opened on the 10th of January in 1863. This was also the first underground railway in the world. 

~The Underground name on stations and the Tube’s world-famous logo, ‘the roundel’ (a red circle crossed by a horizontal blue bar), first appeared in 1908

~Total number of passengers carried each year on the Underground network: about 1,107,000,000

~The walking distance between two underground stops in central London is never more than 10 minutes, sometimes a lot less

~The deepest station is Hampstead on the Northern line, which is at 58.5m (192 ft) below ground level

~The shortest distance between two adjacent stations on the Underground network is the 260 meters (0,161 miles) between Leicester Square and Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line. The tube journey between these two stations takes only about 20 seconds, but costs £4.30

~The London Underground serves 270 stations, one of the highest numbers of stations in the world

~An estimated half a million mice live in the Underground system

~Waterloo is the UK’s busiest train station (in terms of passenger throughput), with some 88 million people travelling through every year

(Source: lheartlondon)


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