District Line

The District line crosses Greater London from east to west. From Upminster in the east, the line runs through London to Earl’s Court before dividing into three western branches, to Ealing Broadway, Wimbledon and Richmond. There also is a short branch that goes from Earl’s Court to Edgeware Road and also Kensington (Olympia). Coloured green on the tube map, the line serves 60 stations with bridges across the Thames. This is the only London Underground line to cross the river this way.

The District line is the fifth busiest line on the London Underground.

The original line opened in December 1868 from South Kensington to Westminster.

Interesting facts

  • Walford East, which features in the soap opera Eastenders, is supposed to be on the District Line
  • The District Line has the most stations at 60