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Central Tube line walk 4: Hanger Lane walk to Northolt

Walk 4HANGER LANE walk to NORTHOLT2 3/4 hours This line was originally a railway line opened in 1906 and was converted to a branch of the Central Line in 1947. Routing note: The obvious connections are in Hanger Lane to … Continue reading

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Central Tube line walk 3: Ealing Broadway walk to Hanger Lane

Walk 3EALING BROADWAY walk to NORTH ACTON then to HANGER LANE1 3/4 hours The section between Ealing Broadway and North Acton is originally a suburban train line built in order to link the Central Line with existing train lines. It … Continue reading

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Central Tube line walk 2: Holland Park walk to North Acton

Walk 2HOLLAND PARK walk to NORTH ACTON2 3/4 hours The original Central line opened in 1900 and ran from central London to Shepherd’s Bush. It was extended towards Ealing Broadway via North Acton in 1920. Routing note: This walk connects … Continue reading

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Central Tube line walk 1: Oxford Circus walk to Holland Park

Walk 1 OXFORD CIRCUS walk to HOLLAND PARK 2 1/2 hours This section of the Central line opened in 1900. It was originally very successful, taking many clients away from the steam-hauled, slow trains on the Circle line. Once the … Continue reading

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District Tube line walk 15: Dagenham East walk to Upminster

Walk 15DAGENHAM EAST walk to UPMINSTER3 1/2 hours This line was originally a suburban train line that opened in 1885. District line trains started to run on the line after a junction was built in 1902. The suburban trains continue … Continue reading

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District Tube line walk 14: Barking walk to Dagenham East

Walk 14BARKING walk to DAGENHAM EAST2 3/4 hours This line was originally a suburban train line that opened in 1885. District line trains started to run on the line after a junction was built in 1902. The suburban trains continue … Continue reading

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District Tube line walk 13: Plaistow walk to Barking

Walk 13PLAISTOW walk to BARKING2 1/2 hours This line was originally a suburban train line opened in 1858. District line trains started to run on the line after a junction was built in 1902. The suburban trains continue to use … Continue reading

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District Tube line walk 12: Stepney Green walk to Plaistow

Walk 12 STEPNEY GREEN walk to PLAISTOW 2 1/2 hours This section of the District line opened in 1902 between Stepney Green and Bromley-by-Bow. The section between Bromley and Plaistow is much older and was operated by a suburban railway … Continue reading

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District Tube line walk 11: Liverpool Street walk to Stepney Green

Walk 11 LIVERPOOL STREET walk to STEPNEY GREEN 1 1/4 hour This short walk belongs actually to the Hammersmith & City line but it made more sense to include it under District line as I would otherwise have a missing … Continue reading

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District Tube line walk 10: Blackfriars walk to Aldgate East

Walk 10 BLACKFRIARS walk to ALDGATE EAST 1 1/2 hours plus visits The line between Blackfriars and Mansion House opened in 1871 in order to provide a link between Victoria train station and the City. The line was only extended … Continue reading

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