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Bakerloo line
Bakerloo line flag box.png
A Bakerloo Line train at Queen's Park heading towards Elephant & Castle
A 1972 Stock Bakerloo Line train at Queen's Park
Stations 25
Colour on map Brown
Type Rapid transit
System London Underground
Depot(s) Stonebridge Park
London Road
Queen's Park
Rolling stock 1972 Tube Stock
Ridership 111,136,000 (2011/12) passenger journeys
Opened 10 March 1906
Line length 23.2 km (14.4 mi)
Character Deep level
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

The Bakerloo line is a line of the London Underground. It is coloured brown on the Tube map. It runs partly on the surface and partly at deep level, from Elephant & Castle in south-east to Wealdstone in north-west of London. The lines serves 25 stations of which 15 are underground. It has 25 stations; 15 of these are underground. The line is around 14.4 miles (23.2 km) long.

The line gets its name because it goes through the stations Baker Street and Waterloo. North of Queens Park, the line runs next to the West Coast Main Line.


Bakerloo line depot at elephant
Bakerloo line depot at London Road
Paddington Bakerloo
The southbound Bakerloo line platform at Paddington

Note: For the former Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line, see the Jubilee line article.

Station Image Opened Additional Information
Harrow & Wealdstone Handicapped/disabled access Harrow & Wealdstone main building.JPG 16 April 1917 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984 .
Kenton Kenton station building.JPG 16 April 1917 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
South Kenton South Kenton stn west entrance.JPG 3 July 1933 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
North Wembley North Wembley stn building.JPG 16 April 1917 Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
Wembley Central Wembley Central station 3.jpg 16 April 1917 Opened as Wembley Central for Sudbury.
Renamed: 5 July 1948.
Closed: 24 September 1982.
Service restored: 4 June 1984.
Stonebridge park Stonebridge Park station 2.jpg 1 August 1917
Harlesden Harlesden station building.JPG 16 April 1917
Willesden Junction Willesden Junction stn north entrance.JPG 10 May 1915
Kensal Green Kensal Green stn building.jpg 1 October 1916
Queen's Park Queen's Park stn building.JPG 11 February 1915
Kilburn Park Kilburn park tube station.jpg 31 January 1915
Maida Vale MaidaVale.jpg 6 June 1915
Warwick Avenue WarwickAvenue.jpg 31 January 1915
(Trains to Heathrow)
Paddington subsurface station building.jpg 1 December 1913
Edgware Road EdgwareRdBakerloo.jpg 15 June 1907
Marylebone Marylebone station 01.jpg 27 March 1907 Opened as Great Central.
Renamed, 15 April 1917
Baker Street BakerStEntrance.JPG 10 March 1906
Regent's Park Regents Park tube station.jpg 10 March 1906
Oxford Circus Oxford Circus tube station - Bakerloo line entrance.jpg 10 March 1906
Piccadilly Circus Piccadillycircus.jpg 10 March 1906
Charing Cross CharingCrossTube.jpg 10 March 1906
Embankment Embankment station.jpg 10 March 1906
Waterloo Waterloo tube stn entrance.JPG 10 March 1906
Lambeth North Lambeth North stn southbound look north.JPG 10 March 1906 Opened as Kennington Road.
Renamed Westminster Bridge Road: 5 August 1906,
Renamed to Lambeth North: 15 April 1917
Elephant & Castle Elephant & Castle stn north entrance.JPG 5 August 1906

Extension to Camberwell

The extension to Camberwell was a plan to extend the Bakerloo Line. The project was to start at the late 1940s, but they cancelled it for an unknown reason. Then in the 21st century, they revised the extension plan and proposed it again. So far, nothing has been agreed. The 1940s version of the extension had two stations. One rumour of why they cancelled the project was because Camberwell was quite a bad location to do further extensions.

Former Stations

Watford Branch

Between 1917 and 1982, Bakerloo line trains continued along the DC line past Harrow & Wealdstone to Watford Junction. These stations continue to be served by London Overground.

Station Opened Closed Additional Information
Watford Junction 16 April 1917 16 September 1982
Watford High Street 16 April 1917 24 September 1982
Bushey & Oxhey 16 April 1917 24 September 1982 Renamed Bushey: 6 May 1974
Carpenders Park 5 April 1919 24 September 1982 Closed 16 November 1952. Re-opened on new site 17 November 1952
Pinner & Hatch End 16 April 1917 24 September 1982 Renamed Hatch End (for Pinner): 1 February 1920. Renamed Hatch End: 1956.
Headstone Lane 16 April 1917 24 September 1982

Stanmore branch

The Stanmore branch was originally constructed by the Metropolitan Railway (now the Metropolitan line) and was transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939. It was transferred to the Jubilee line on 1 May 1979. It connected to the main line at Baker Street.

  • Stanmore
  • Canons Park
  • Queensbury
  • Kingsbury
  • Wembley Park
  • Neasden
  • Dollis Hill
  • Willesden Green
  • Kilburn
  • West Hampstead
  • Finchley Road
  • Swiss Cottage
  • St. John's Wood


Geographically accurate path of the Bakerloo line

The TFL line diagram is available online

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See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Bakerloo Line para niños

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