Victoria Line

The Victoria line is a deep-level London Underground route from Brixton in the south to Walthamstow Central in the north-east. It is coloured light blue on the Tube map.

It is one of two underground lines to run entirely below ground, the other being the Waterloo & City line. Constructed in the 1960s, it was the first entirely new tube line in London for fifty years, and was designed to relieve congestion on other lines, in particular the Piccadilly line and the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line.

Interesting facts

  • One of only two lines built after the World War II (The other is the Jubilee line).
  • One of the early names proposed for the Victoria Line was the Viking line.