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Central line
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London Underground 1992 Stock at Theydon Bois by tompagenet.jpg
A Central line 1992 stock train leaving Theydon Bois
Stations 49
Colour on map Red
Type Rapid transit
System London Underground
Depot(s) Ruislip
White City
Rolling stock 1992 Stock
Ridership 260.916 million (2011/12) passenger journeys
Opened 30 June 1900
Line length 74 km (46 mi)
Character Deep Tube
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)

The Central Line is a line of the London Underground. Its colour is red on the tube map. It runs east-west through London. The line was the longest line until the line between Epping and Ongar was closed. Outside the rush hours trains run every 3-4 minutes in Central London and every 6-7 minutes on the branches.


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In order from west to east. Station in italics are not in the on the Central line anymore

West Ruislip branch

branch joins at North Acton:

Ealing Broadway branch

branch joins at North Acton:

Main line

Splits into two branches.

Woodford branch

The Greater London boundary with Essex is at Grange Hill

Terminates at Woodford [see Ongar Branch] (except for rush hours)

Ongar branch (now Epping Branch)

The Greater London boundary with Essex is between Woodford and Buckhurst Hill

Note: the remaining stations to Ongar were served by a shuttle service from Epping.

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