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Quiz about London Underground Stations
Quiz about London Underground Stations

London Underground Stations Trivia Quiz


This should be relatively easy for anyone who has travelled on the Tube. It covers stations, lines and the history of the Underground. The information for this quiz was taken from www.tfl.gov.uk and www.en.wikipedia.org.

A multiple-choice quiz by LStoppelmoor. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
LStoppelmoor
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
272,985
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
381
Last 3 plays: Guest 81 (8/10), Guest 92 (9/10), Guest 84 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. This station was one of the stations on the very first London Underground. It now services the Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Bakerloo lines, as well as British Rail services and the Heathrow Express. Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This line is both the busiest and the deepest on the Underground. It is coloured black on the Tube map and is split in two different locations. Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Another station which also services British Rail, this station lies on the Circle, District and Victoria lines. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. At which station was there a fatal fire in November 1987? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This line is silver (or grey) on the Tube map, and is the only line to intersect with every other line on the Underground (including the Docklands Light Railway) at least once. Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Trains on which two lines were bombed by suicide bombers on 7 July, 2005? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Who designed the London Tube Map in 1931? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which station services more lines than any other? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Since 2009, this line's name has been rather misleading! Before then, if you boarded a train and stayed on it, you would end up where you started approximately 49 minutes later. Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which line runs from Cockfosters to Heathrow Airport? It is dark blue on the Tube map and also services Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. Hint



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1. This station was one of the stations on the very first London Underground. It now services the Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Bakerloo lines, as well as British Rail services and the Heathrow Express.

Answer: Paddington

The first London Underground line ran from Paddington (Bishop's Road) to Farringdon Street, and was opened on 10 January, 1863, thus making it the oldest underground railway in the world.
2. This line is both the busiest and the deepest on the Underground. It is coloured black on the Tube map and is split in two different locations.

Answer: Northern Line

The Northern Line runs north/south, and has the Edgware or High Barnet branches to the north, and the City or Charing Cross branches in the middle. Both sets of branches are interchangeable at Camden Town, Euston and Kennington.
3. Another station which also services British Rail, this station lies on the Circle, District and Victoria lines.

Answer: Victoria

The official name for the mainline station is "London Victoria" but Londoners generally refer to it as simply "Victoria". There has been a mainline station on this site since 1868.
4. At which station was there a fatal fire in November 1987?

Answer: King's Cross St Pancras

The most likely cause of this fire was a lit match falling onto a wooden escalator coming out of the station. Rubbish underneath the escalator caught alight, followed by the escalator itself. The fire then spread through the ticket hall, fanned by draughts from trains moving below. 31 people were killed in the blaze.
5. This line is silver (or grey) on the Tube map, and is the only line to intersect with every other line on the Underground (including the Docklands Light Railway) at least once.

Answer: Jubilee Line

The Jubilee Line is the latest line to be opened (the first tranche in 1979, running from Stanmore to Charing Cross, and the second tranche in 1999, extending to Stratford in East London). The Jubilee Line has a number of safety features on some stations which other lines don't, notably doors on some of the platforms as well as the trains and spaciousness of the stations (designed to minimise overcrowding).
6. Trains on which two lines were bombed by suicide bombers on 7 July, 2005?

Answer: Circle Line, Piccadilly Line

There were three blasts, all within one minute of each other. The first was on an Eastbound Circle Line train between Liverpool Street and Aldgate; the second was also on a Circle Line train, Westbound between Edgware Road and Paddington; and the third occurred on a Piccadilly Line train, Southbound from King's Cross St Pancras to Russell Square.

The third was the most destructive, as the Piccadilly Line tunnels are narrow and deep, as opposed to the Circle Line tunnels which are wide and have more air vents.

A fourth bomb detonated on a London bus in Upper Woburn Place, also between King's Cross St Pancras and Russell Square. A total of 52 people died in the bombs. All of the bombers were identified.
7. Who designed the London Tube Map in 1931?

Answer: Harry Beck

Prior to Beck's stylised map, most Tube maps consisted of street maps with the Tube stations superimposed upon them and connected by coloured lines.
8. Which station services more lines than any other?

Answer: King's Cross St Pancras

The station services the following lines, in addition to National Rail:

Circle Line
Metropolitan Line
Hammersmith & City Line
Northern Line (Bank Branch)
Victoria Line
Piccadilly Line
9. Since 2009, this line's name has been rather misleading! Before then, if you boarded a train and stayed on it, you would end up where you started approximately 49 minutes later.

Answer: Circle Line

The service time for an entire circuit of the old-style Circle Line should have been 45 minutes; however, a built-in two-minute delay at each of High Street Kensington and Aldgate brought the time up to 49 minutes.

In 2009, an additional branch was added to the west, out to Hammersmith, and now if you want to go all the way round you have to change at Edgware Road. This was supposed to improve the line's reliability; regular users claim that it has made no difference at all.
10. Which line runs from Cockfosters to Heathrow Airport? It is dark blue on the Tube map and also services Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden.

Answer: Piccadilly Line

From Heathrow, the Piccadilly Line is the cheapest option for getting to central London. However, the Heathrow Express, which costs 15 one way and goes directly to Paddington, is far faster, as it takes only 15 minutes.
Source: Author LStoppelmoor

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