Hammersmith & City Line

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Hammersmith & City line flag box.svg
Line color: pink
Opening year: 1863
Line type: Underlay
Stations: 28
Length: 26.5 km
Depots: Hammersmith
Passengers: 111,136,000 (annually, together with Circle Line)

The Hammersmith & City line (short H & C ) is a metro -line of the London Underground . The line is 26.5 km long and has 28 stations (13 of which are underground). It is shown in pink on the route network map.

The H&C was a branch line of the Metropolitan Line until 1988 , even if it was recently operated more and more independently of it. The line was created to make the route network easier to understand from the passengers' point of view. The name of the line is derived from the Hammersmith and City Railway between Hammersmith and Westbourne Park , which was operated jointly by the Metropolitan Railway and the Great Western Railway from 1864 to 1868 .

The line begins in the west in Hammersmith and meets the main route of the Metropolitan Line at Baker Street . She follows it to Liverpool Street . It runs parallel to the District Line between Aldgate East and Barking .

The section between Paddington and Farringdon opened in 1863 and is the oldest tube still in service today.


C69 and C77 Stock vehicles were used on the Hammersmith & City Line until 2014 . S Stock vehicles have been used since then .


Geographically correct lines of the H&C


Since December 2012, 6 trains per hour have been operating on the Hammersmith & City Line. On the section served jointly with the Circle Line , there is an average of 5 minutes.


Hammersmith & City line flag box.svg
Route length: 25.5 km
Gauge : 1435 mm ( standard gauge )
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Hammersmith depot
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Goldhawk Road
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Shepherd's Bush (H&C)
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Shepherd's Bush Market (until 2008: Shepherd's Bush)
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Uxbridge Road Central Line
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Wood Lane
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Latimer Road
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Ladbroke Grove
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Westbourne Park
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Royal Oak Circle Line , District Line
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Great Portland Road
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Aldgate Circle Line , Metropolitan Line
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Aldgate East (old)
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St. Mary's Curve on the East London Line, which was formerly part of the LUL
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Stepney Green
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Bow Road ( DLR roundel.svgBow Church)
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East Ham
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Hammersmith Station (Hammersmith & City Line) in London, Spring 2013 (1)
  • Hammersmith - opened June 13, 1864, closed November 30, 1868 and reopened at the current location a day later
  • Goldhawk Road - opened April 1, 1914
  • Shepherd's Bush Market - opened June 13, 1864 as Shepherd's Bush ; closed on 31 March 1914 and reopened a day later at the current location, in 5 October 2008 Shepherd's Bush Market renamed
  • Wood Lane (old) - opened as Wood Lane (Exhibition) on May 1, 1908; closed October 31, 1914, reopened as Wood Lane (White City) on May 5, 1920; renamed White City on November 23, 1947, closed on October 24, 1959
  • Wood Lane (New) - Opened October 12, 2008
  • Latimer Road - opened December 16, 1868

From Latimer Road a route branched off to Kensington (Olympia) , where it had a connection to the District Line ; it was opened on July 1, 1864. On November 1, 1869, the Uxbridge Road intermediate station was opened . The branch line was closed on October 19, 1940.

  • Ladbroke Grove - opened as Notting Hill on June 13, 1864; renamed Notting Hill (Ladbroke Grove) in 1880, renamed Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington) in 1919, renamed Ladbroke Grove in 1938
  • Westbourne Park - opened February 1, 1866; closed on October 31, 1871 and reopened at the current location one day later
  • Royal Oak - opened October 30, 1871
  • Paddington - opened as Paddington (Bishop's Road) on January 10, 1863; renamed Paddington on September 10, 1933
  • Edgware Road
  • Baker Street - opened January 10, 1863
  • Great Portland Street - opened as Portland Road on January 10, 1863; renamed Great Portland Street on March 1, 1917
  • Euston Square - opened as Gower Street on January 10, 1863; renamed Euston Square on November 1, 1909
  • King's Cross St. Pancras - opened January 10, 1863 as King's Cross ; renamed King's Cross St. Pancras in 1933, closed on March 9, 1941, reopened at the current location on March 14, 1941
  • Farringdon - opened January 10, 1863 as Farringdon Street ; closed on December 22, 1865 and reopened a day later at the current location; renamed Farringdon & High Holborn on January 26, 1922; renamed Farringdon on April 21, 1936
  • Barbican - opened as Aldersgate Street on December 23, 1865; renamed Aldersgate on November 1, 1910; renamed Aldersgate & Barbican in 1923; Renamed Barbican on December 1, 1968
  • Moorgate - opened as Moorgate Street on December 23, 1865; renamed Moorgate on October 24, 1924
  • Liverpool Street - opened as Bishopsgate on February 1, 1875; renamed Liverpool Street on November 1, 1909
  • Aldgate East - opened October 6, 1884; closed on October 30, 1938 and reopened at the current location one day later
  • St Mary's (Whitechapel Road) - opened October 1, 1884; closed on April 30, 1938
  • Whitechapel - opened October 6, 1884; closed from February 1, 1902 to June 1, 1902
  • Stepney Green - opened June 23, 1902
  • Mile End - opened June 2, 1902
  • Bow Road - opened June 11, 1902
  • Bromley-by-Bow - first operated on June 2, 1902 as Bromley ; renamed Bromley-by-Bow on May 18, 1967
  • West Ham - first served on June 2, 1902
  • Plaistow - first served on June 2, 1902
  • Upton Park - first operated on June 2, 1902
  • East Ham - first served June 2, 1902
  • Barking - first served June 2, 1902; not served from September 30, 1905 to March 31, 1908

Web links

Commons : Hammersmith & City Line  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ London Underground - Performance Data . Transport for London website (Performance Data Almanac). Retrieved July 28, 2012.