How deep are London tube lines?

Hampstead is the deepest station below the surface, at 58.5 metres (192 ft), as its surface building is near the top of a hill, and the Jubilee line platforms at Westminster are the deepest platforms below sea level at 32 metres (105 ft).

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Which London tube stations are deep?

While the westbound Jubilee Line platform at Westminster is very deep – at 25.4m below sea level – it's beaten to the top (bottom) spot by Waterloo next door. Both the eastbound at westbound Jubilee platforms at Waterloo are 26m below sea, making them the deepest Tube platforms on the network.

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Why is London Underground so bumpy?

The vibration caused when metal train wheels roll over metal tracks is carried through the tunnel and the ground around it to nearby buildings. To reduce the effects of noise and vibration we: Grind rails to remove corrugation – ridges or grooves on the rail surface can increase noise.

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What is the deepest tube station in the world?

THE world's deepest metro system is the Pyongyang Metro in North Korea which is 110 meters deep. The tunnel was built as part of an underground military facility. THE world's deepest metro, underground station is the Arsenalna Station on the Kiev Metro in Ukraine, at 107 meters deep.

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What happens if the London Underground breaks down?

If you encounter an emergency on a trainIf the train is at a station, it will stop. If it is in a tunnel, it will keep going to the next station. If the train is on a surface section, we may tell you to evacuate between stations. If this does happen we will stop other train movements and switch the power off.

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What’s the loudest tube line?

The Central lineHe added: 'The Central line has the loudest section out of all of the tube lines, and it basically gets as loud as almost 110dB. ' The Jubilee, Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines were also recorded to be louder than 105dB on ten different occasions.

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What’s the oldest Tube line?

Metropolitan lineMetropolitan lineOpened in 1863, The Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon was the first, urban, underground railway in the world. An extension from Baker Street to Swiss Cottage in 1868, however, put an end to this claim to fame.

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What is the loudest Underground line in London?

The Central lineHe added: 'The Central line has the loudest section out of all of the tube lines, and it basically gets as loud as almost 110dB. ' The Jubilee, Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines were also recorded to be louder than 105dB on ten different occasions.

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How much of London Underground is Underground?

45%Despite its name, only 45% of the system is under the ground: much of the network in the outer environs of London is on the surface.

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