Central Line

(Shot at 1502 hours on 27 December 2006)

 

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The Central Line is a line of the London Underground and coloured red on the tube map. It is a deep-level "tube" line, running east-west across London, and has the greatest total length of track on the Underground (but is not the longest continuous line). Until the closure of the Epping-Ongar section, the terminus at Ongar was the furthest point from London on the network.

 

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Although the Central London Railway was incorporated in 1891 for a line between Shepherd's Bush and Bank (with an extension to Liverpool Street authorised in 1892) the time for completion had to be extended twice (1894, 1899); and it was not until 27 June 1900 that it was formally opened, a month before public traffic began to use the railway on 30 July, to Bank station. The railway was initially operated by electric locomotives hauling a train of trailer cars. The distinctive station buildings, few of which survive, were designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures.

 

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In common with virtually all other Underground lines, the Central Line is worked by a single type of rolling stock. The 1992 Tube Stock was introduced gradually from April 1993 to 17 February 1995, and was the first in London to introduce automated announcement of the next station and connections available. The 1992 stock is painted in the standard red, white and blue Underground livery. The 1992 stock on the line runs in 8-car sets.

 

In 1996 the line was fitted with Automatic Train Operation, and this was brought into service in sections over the next few years.

 

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Line

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