The Central line runs through central London, from Ealing and Ruislip in the west to Epping, Essex in the north-east. Coloured red on the tube map, the line has 49 stations, 20 of which are below ground. It is the longest tube line currently in operation. It is one of only two lines on the London Underground to cross the Greater London boundary.
The line was opened as the Central London Railway in 1900, crossing central London on an east-west axis.
The Central line is the busiest line on the London Underground.
- Longest direct journey on the underground: Epping to West Ruislip at 54.9km
- Shortest Escalator: Stratford at 4.1 metres