District Line

The District line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. It is a "sub-surface" line, running through the central area in shallow cut-and-cover tunnels. It is the busiest of the sub-surface lines. Out of the 60 stations served, 25 are below ground. Two of the four (Richmond and Wimbledon) western branches of the route are also the only lines across the entire network to cross the Thames by bridge and not by tunnel. Although the District line is only the fourth longest line on the network, it serves more stations than any other line.

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Turnham Green Tube Station - History
... by the London and South Western Railway (L SWR) on a new branch line to Richmond built from the West London Joint Railway starting north of Addison Road station (now Kensington (Olympia)) ... The line ran through Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith via a now leptated curve and initially the next station towards central London was Grove Road station in Hammersmith (also now ... Hammersmith City Railway (now the Hammersmith City Line) tracks to Grove Road then on the L SWR tracks through Turnham Green ...
Eastcote Tube Station
... on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Rayners Lane and Ruislip Manor stations ... and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, Ruislip being the only ... On 1 March 1910, an extension of the District Line from South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened enabling District Line trains to serve stations ...
London Underground B Stock
... was built in 1905 for the Metropolitan District Railway (now the London Underground's District line) ... potentially dangerous system remained in use on some District line trains until the late 1950s ... Following their withdrawal (by the mid 1940s) all other remaining District line trains with hand-operated doors were designated as H Stock ...
Sudbury Town Tube Station - History
... Sudbury Town station was opened on 28 June 1903 by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) on its new extension to South Harrow from Park Royal Twyford Abbey ... back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground's surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains ... The Deep level tube lines open at that time (City South London Railway, Waterloo City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start ...
Charing Cross (District Line) Tube Crash
... The Charing Cross (District Line) tube crash occurred on 17 May 1938 at about 0955 hours, between Charing Cross (now Embankment) and Temple stations ... Six people were killed when a Circle Line service ran through a false clear signal into the rear of a District Line service held at an automatic signal ... The problem was first noticed as the line became busy, and was reported by a motorman on arrival at Temple, at 0940 ...

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