Bakerloo Line

The Bakerloo line is coloured brown on the Tube map. It runs on the surface and at deep level, from Elephant and Castle in Central London, via the West End, to Harrow & Wealdstone in the north-western outer suburbs. It has 25 stations – 15 are below ground. It was named the Bakerloo line because it serves Baker Street and Waterloo. The line shares some of its tracks with London Overground.

It first opened between in 1906, many of its above-ground stations are built in red brick with stone detailing in an Arts & Crafts style.

It is the ninth busiest line on the network.

Interesting facts:

  • Builders when digging the line are reported to have suffered from the bends while tunnelling under the Thames
  • The first baby was born on the Underground on a train at Elephant & Castle in 1924.