London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations. Opened in 1863, it is the world’s oldest underground railway network, and one of the largest.
- The Tube handles up to 4.8 million passenger journeys per day. At peak times, there are more than 543 trains whizzing around the Capital.
Investing in the future
More people than ever are using the Tube, with more trains running than at any time in its history.
However, some of the equipment being relied on is decades old – including a signal box from 1926 still in use at Edgware Road.
For the Tube to continue working smoothly, continued improvements are essential.