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  Encyclopedia: Metropolitan Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Metropolitan Line is a line of the London Underground.
The line was extended to Whitechapel in the east in 1884 and to Uxbridge to the south in 1904.
In 1998, the Metropolitan Line was partly privatised in a controversial Public-Private Partnership.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Metropolitan-Railway   (1263 words)

  
 Metropolitan Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The oldest section of the Metropolitan Line in 1863 running between Farringdon and Paddington and the world's oldest underground railway that is operational.
The line was extended to Whitechapel in 1884 and to Uxbridge in 1904.
From 1905 onwards the line was progressively electrified steam-hauled passenger trains ran until 1961 and maintenance trains as late as 1972 (the line still hold annual "steam in commemoration).
www.freeglossary.com /Metropolitan_Line   (1292 words)

  
 Metropolitan Line - The Open Guide to London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Metropolitan specified larger dimensions of tunnels than the other operating companies, and had their own stock which was wider, although this is much closer to the spec of overground trains, and similar in bodywork to the 313 units operated by Silverlink.
Both the East London Line, and the GN Electrics Line were originally run by the Conpany, hence have tunnelling capable of carrying the wider, taller trains.
The East London Line carries the same rolling stock as the Metropolitan Line, but the GN Electrics Line is run by WAGN, and carries 313 units.
london.openguides.org /index.cgi?id=Metropolitan%20Line   (545 words)

  
 Aldgate tube station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The station is on the Circle Line between Tower Hill and Liverpool Street.
It is also the eastern terminus of the Metropolitan Line.
Prior to that, Metropolitan trains had continued on to the southern termini of the East London Line.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Aldgate_tube_station   (361 words)

  
 CULG - Metropolitan Line
The origin of the Metropolitan Main Line was the Metropolitan and St. John's Wood Railway, a branch from Baker Street to tap the northern part of Paddington.
Traffic on the Metropolitan was heavy enough that it was quadrupled from Finchley Road to Kilburn in 1913, Wembley Park in 1915, Harrow in 1932, Northwood Hills in 1961, and Croxleyhall Junction (north of Moor Park) in 1962.
The line is served by Neasden Depot, on the east side of the track between Neasden and Wembley Park stations.
www.davros.org /rail/culg/metropolitan.html   (2554 words)

  
 Sarah's Tube Train Page
However, steam-hauled trains still run on the Metropolitan Line at special annual events, usually held in May or June, when the general public can enjoy the exhilaration of travelling behind a steam engine as it tackles the gradients of the Chilterns.
Although today's Metropolitan Line had its origins in the world's first Underground railway, in fact only 9.7km (six miles) out of the line's 67 km (41 miles) are actually under ground.
Jubilee Line trains are maintained by GEC Alsthom and East London Line trains are maintained by the Metropolitan Line.
www.geocities.com /Baja/Dunes/9096/metropolitan.htm   (572 words)

  
 Metropolitan Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The oldest section of the Metropolitan Line opened in 1863, running between Farringdonand Paddington, and is the world's oldest underground railway that is still operational.
From 1905 onwards, the line was progressively electrified, although steam-hauledpassenger trains ran until 1961 and maintenance trains as late as 1972 (the line still hold annual "steam days" in commemoration).
This led to a major modernisation of the line with total electrification by 1961, but a retreat from its furthest extensions; the line beyond Amersham was closed in September1961.
www.therfcc.org /metropolitan-line-96227.html   (1086 words)

  
 METROPOLITAN LINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Die Geschichte der Metropolitan Line ist sehr vielfältg und es gab viele Änderungen des Streckennetzes und der Betriebsformen.
Zuerst wurde der nördliche Teil des Innenstadtrings gebaut, welcher heute von der Circle Line und der Hammersmith and City Line bedient wird.
Von 1877 bis 1906 verkehrten Züge der Metropolitan Line über die Gleise der District Line bis nach Richmond.
www.toonorama.com /encyclopedia/M/Metropolitan_Line   (1312 words)

  
 Metropolitan Line - Freepedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The line was extended eastwards to Whitechapel in 1884 and to Uxbridge in 1904.
This led to a major modernisation of the line with total electrification by 1961, but a retreat from its furthest extensions; the line beyond Amersham was closed in September 1961.
Another major change took place in 1988, when the Hammersmith & City Line and East London Line - which already had well-defined individual identities - were split off from the Metropolitan Line to be run separately.
en.freepedia.org /Metropolitan_Line.html   (1143 words)

  
 Metropolitan Line Services, Tracks and Train Indicators
However the Metropolitan Line is more complicated than its representation on the Tube Map.
The Metropolitan line trains are designed to maximise seating and minimise standing because the average journey on the Metropolitan is longer than on other London Underground lines (from Amersham to Aldgate is 47 km).
Metropolitan trains spend most nights at Neasden Depot, but each night a few will be at Wembley Park Shed, Rickmansworth Sidings and Uxbridge Sidings.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/7069/metserv.html   (938 words)

  
 Line facts - Transport for London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1932, the Metropolitan opened yet another new branch, from Wembley Park to Stanmore (although after only seven years this became part of the Bakerloo line which simultaneously took over the Metropolitan's stopping service between Finchley Road and Wembley Park,allowing Metropolitan trains to run non-stop between these two stations).
The main Metropolitan line depot is at Neasden, but there are several other sidings at Rickmansworth, Uxbridge and Wembley Park.
Although today's Metropolitan line had its origins in the world's first Underground railway, in fact only 9.7km (six miles) out of the line's 66.7 km (41.5 miles) are actually under ground.
www.tfl.gov.uk /tube/company/linefacts/?line=metropolitan   (775 words)

  
 Metropolitan Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was the first Underground line, and thus the first subway in the world, opening on January 10, 1863 (however, that initial section now belongs to the Hammersmith & City Line).
The main line runs from Aldgate in the City of London to Amersham, with branch lines to Uxbridge, Watford and Chesham.
For the initial section of the Line the rails are in tunnel for much of the way; beyond Baker Street, at Finchley Road the Line runs in the open.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/Metropolitan-Line.htm   (762 words)

  
 CULG - Jubilee Line
New tubes were built, but from the Bakerloo Line station at Baker Street and surfacing at Finchley Road, while two of the Metropolitan tracks from there to Wembley Park, plus the Stanmore branch, were transferred to the Bakerloo.
The line crosses the Thames in tube a total of four times: three times in three stations in the Docklands area (partly because of the loop in the river) and once at Westminster.
The line is described as east/westbound from Stratford to Green Park Junction, and north/southbound from Charing Cross to Stanmore.
www.davros.org /rail/culg/jubilee.html   (1656 words)

  
 Uxbridge Tube Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Uxbridge is the terminus for the Uxbridge branches of both the Piccadilly Line and the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground.
The Uxbridge branch opened for the Metropolitan Line on 4 July 1904, and for the Piccadilly Line on 23 October 1933.
The original station had two platforms - one each for the Metropolitan line and District Line, (the latter being replaced by the Piccadilly Line).
www.wikiverse.org /uxbridge-tube-station   (345 words)

  
 Learn more about List of London Underground stations in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Edgware Rd (sub-surface lines) (District, Circle Lines; Zone 1)
Hammersmith (District & Piccadilly Lines) (District, Piccadilly Lines; Zone 2)
Victoria (Victoria Line, Circle, District Lines; Zone 1)
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_london_underground_stations.html   (665 words)

  
 Best Non-Highway Bridge - Metropolitan Line B Stations, Mexico, D.F.
So precast proved to be more efficient structural members." The four elevated train stations on Metropolitan Line B were the San Lazaro, Gran Canal, Romero Rubio and Oceania stations.
Those transverse frames are set apart along the main line by alternate spans of 69 feet and 23 feet.
All connections of the transverse beam with the main girder and the transverse beam to the columns are moment resistant.
www.pci.org /markets/markets.cfm?path=bridges&id=metropolitan.cfm   (919 words)

  
 Metropolitan Line: 29 Jan 2002: House of Commons debates (TheyWorkForYou.com)
The performance of the Metropolitan line is an operational matter for London Underground, but I recognise that it has been declining in recent years.
Is he aware of the importance of the Metropolitan line to those living in the west Harrow, north Harrow, Pinner and Rayners Lane parts of my constituency?
The programme on all the lines will take effect over a period of time and will include the replacement of signalling where required and, of course, the replacement of rolling stock.
www.theyworkforyou.com /debates/?id=2002-01-29.139.1   (439 words)

  
 Articles - Metropolitan Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The origins of the Metropolitan Line lie with the incorporation, in 1853, of the North Metropolitan Railway, the original name of the Metropolitan Railway, which railway had been empowered, with the Metropolitan District Railway to complete an Inner Circle of railways in London.
Another major change took place in 1988, when the Hammersmith and City Line and East London Line – which already had well-defined individual identities – were split off from the Metropolitan Line to be run separately.
All Metropolitan line trains are in the distinctive London Underground livery of red, white and blue and are the larger size of the two sizes used on the network.
www.gaple.com /articles/Metropolitan_Line   (694 words)

  
 CULG - Bakerloo Line
Leaving the main line at Watford Junction, it ran mostly through open countryside to the edge of Rickmansworth; the one intermediate station was at the south end of Watford High Street.
The main depot is Stonebridge Park, on the east side of the line and reached from the south via a connection at the north end of the station (the boundary between LU and NR is at 57.32, and the depot extends to 57.99).
There is a smaller depot at London Road, on the west side of the line, reached from the north via a single track connection; the depot is in the open air, with the tube mouth at 41.30 and the depot extending to 40.99.
www.davros.org /rail/culg/bakerloo.html   (2507 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - The Station by Station Guide to the London Underground - Metropolitan Line: West of Harrow
The Metropolitan line begins at Aldgate on the Circle line and runs westwards, but then follows a different route, heading up towards the north from Baker Street.
Croxley - a small overground station on the Watford branch of the Metropolitan line, the most interesting feature of which may be the chocolate vending machine.
Before the Metropolitan was fully electrified, Rickmansworth used to be the change over point between the electric engines that served the trains towards London and the steam engines that served trains towards Amersham.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A3662480   (830 words)

  
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 Metropolitan Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It as part of the low-level network which now split into the Metropolitan Line the Hammersmith and City Line and the East London Line.
The line splits here into two branches the Uxbridge branch and the Northwood branch
The line splits here into two branches the branch towards Amersham and the Watford
www.freeglossary.com /Metropolitan_railway   (1292 words)

  
 Metropolitan Council - Transportation - Hiawatha Light Rail Transit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Several park-and-ride lots are available at stations along the line; for details see Metro Transit's latest parking updates.
Overnight parking is not permitted in any of the lots serving the light-rail line.
The first leg of the Hiawatha light-rail line opened Saturday, June 26, 2004.
www.metrocouncil.org /transportation/lrt/lrt.htm   (241 words)

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