Waterloo (London Underground)

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Entrance to the station
Northern Line platform
Jubilee Line platform
Waterloo & City Line platform

Waterloo is an underground station on the London Underground in the London Borough of Lambeth . It is located under Waterloo Central Station in the Travelcard tariff zone 1 and is the intersection of the four following lines: Northern Line , Bakerloo Line , Jubilee Line and Waterloo & City Line . In 2014, 91.49 million passengers used the station, making it the station with the third most passengers.


The first underground station in Waterloo was opened on August 8, 1898 by the Waterloo & City Railway (W&CR, now Waterloo & City Line ), a subsidiary of the London and South Western Railway (L & SWR), which owned the central station above. The W&CR leading to the bank , jokingly referred to as The Drain , was created as a replacement for the original plans of the L & SWR. The company had planned to run its main line to the City of London , but was refused in 1846.

On March 10, 1906, the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway (BS&WR, today's Bakerloo Line ) opened its main line. On September 13, 1926, the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate Line (as the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line was then called) between Embankment and Kennington was put into operation.

As a subsidiary of L & SWR or its successor Southern Railway , W&CR was not part of the London Underground network. After the nationalization of the railway companies in 1948, this line became the property of British Railways (later British Rail ). This part of the station was closed from the end of May to mid-July 1993 in order to adapt the power system of this route to that of the other subway lines. On April 1, 1994, the line became the property of London Underground, five days later the line to Bank was reopened.

The Jubilee Line station opened on September 24, 1999, as part of the extension to Docklands and Stratford . Waterloo was temporarily the western terminus of this line until the opening of the last remaining section to Green Park on November 20, 1999. The platforms of the Jubilee Line have platform screen doors and are connected to the older part of the station by a 140 meter moving walkway.

Web links

Commons : Waterloo Station  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Multi Year Station Entry & Exit Figures. (Excel, 1.1 MB) Transport for London, June 2015, accessed December 20, 2015 .
  2. a b Waterloo & City Line. Clive's Underground Line Guides, accessed January 26, 2013 .
  3. ^ Bakerloo Line. Clive's Underground Line Guides, accessed January 26, 2013 .
  4. ^ Northern Line. Clive's Underground Line Guides, accessed January 26, 2013 .
  5. Jubilee Line. Clive's Underground Line Guides, accessed January 26, 2013 .
Previous station Transport for London Next station
Embankment Bakerloo line flag box.svg Lambeth North
Westminster Jubilee line flag box.svg Southwark
Embankment Northern line flag box.svg Kennington
final destination Waterloo & City line flag box.svg Bank

Coordinates: 51 ° 30 ′ 9 ″  N , 0 ° 6 ′ 46.8 ″  W.