London Underground Tube Stations (Tube or Underground) runs by 12 lines along with the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) while interconnecting with the local train network. After over 170 years, since the Thames Tunnel opened by Sir Marc Brunel in 1843, the network serves over five million people per day via 270 stations.
Which Tube lines are 24 hours?
Typically, The TFL (Transport For London) runs between 5:00 am until midnight from Monday to Thursday. But there is some 24-hour Tube service available on the weekends. The 24 hours London underground station are Victoria. Jubilee, Central & Northern Tube lines, plus most of the Piccadilly line.
What is Zones 1 to 6 in London?
The public transport network in London’s’ divided into six primary zones and three extended zones which connect passengers to the London Suburbs. Central London is the main Zone 1 area while zones 6–9 are on the outskirts of London. But most London visitors need travel between zones in 1and2.
London Tube Zones and Tube Fares 2019
Tube fares 2019: For a single journey in Zone 1, the adult cash fee is £4.80. However, if you use the Oyster Card, contactless payment card, or the visitor Oyster card, the same journey will cost you. For more information regarding tube tariffs, visit the Transport for London home page. There are various discounts available for the elderly, students, and children travelling.
Free London Guides and Tube Maps
Upon arrival at any London Underground station, you can collect a Tube Map available from the travel information centres selling tickets. There are travel information centres found at Heathrow Airport and all major stations in London.
Ease of Access
Access to most London Underground stations is using several steps. The underground system can become busy at peak times. Therefore, as a result, making it difficult for those with mobility difficulties. But there places with signs in underground and London Red Buses where everyone has to offer that place to disabilities or buggies.
However, some deep-level London underground stations have Lift (Elevators) and most offers escalators to the platforms. Also, nearly all stations that have lifts or escalators have stairs between the road levels and ticket foyer. Also, some London underground stations do offer step-free options–and you can download the map free
While visiting London Underground stations, be aware of that on some platforms. Some stations there are usually an 8 inches Gaps (step up or down) positioned between the platform and the train. So, please mind the gap!
Guidelines for London Underground Station Travellers
Here are some helpful instructions that will make your journey efficient and more enjoyable. While travelling via the London Underground station please remember the followings:
- Avoid going during weekdays from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 5.30 pm to 7:00 pm if possible
- Always check the front of the train to know that you are going in the direction
- Avoid standing on the right side when using the escalator
- Before boarding the train wait for passengers to get off
- While waiting for the train stand behind the yellow line
- If you are standing during your journey hold onto the rails
When visiting London, travelling to all the famous spots throughout Greater London, there is no short of transport supplied by the network. The London Underground Stations (Tube) served by 12 Tube lines, and they are an integral part of travelling for tourists visiting London.