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Quiz about London Underground Tube System
Quiz about London Underground Tube System

London Underground Tube System Quiz


This will test your knowledge not of what goes on upon the streets of London but what goes on underneath them. The oldest and one of the most sophisticated public transport systems in the world. Let's see how well you know it.

A multiple-choice quiz by musicwriter. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
musicwriter
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
220,263
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
939
Last 3 plays: Guest 62 (4/10), Guest 81 (4/10), Guest 104 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. If you wanted to visit the London Transport Museum what station on the underground network would you need to travel to? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which of the following was one of the main inspirations for the design and layout of the original London Underground Map? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of the following statements about the Bakerloo line is false?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What line is the only line to cross the river Thames completely by bridge and not by tunnel? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. On what line would you have to be travelling on to go around the Hainault loop? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The London Underground is the oldest underground rail network in the world - it opened on the 10th of January. In which year? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. On the Tube map of London what two lines are coloured light and dark shade of blue? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Mile End Station is served by the District, Hammersmith and City and Jubilee Lines.


Question 9 of 10
9. In 2004 what was legalised on the Tube system for the very first time? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Stratford, the station serving the 2012 Olympic Site, is served by which underground lines? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. If you wanted to visit the London Transport Museum what station on the underground network would you need to travel to?

Answer: Covent Garden

The L.T. Museum is located next to Covent Garden tube station opposite the Royal Opera House.
2. Which of the following was one of the main inspirations for the design and layout of the original London Underground Map?

Answer: Printed circuit board diagrams

Another inspiration is believed to have been diagrams of sewage systems. The man who drew the first underground map akin to the map today, Harry Beck, was an electrician by trade. He based the map on his circuit board diagrams. It made electricity easier for him to follow and he took this principal to create a map that could assist many in using the tube network.

At the same time it has an unmistakably "cubist" look of the kind that was fashionable in the 1920s and 1930s.
3. Which of the following statements about the Bakerloo line is false?

Answer: There are plans for a southern extension to Peckham

The line was named after the two stations BAKER street and WaterLOO, the two original terminus stations. It is coloured Brown on the Tube Map. Since 1970 the line has ceased to its service from Queens Park to Watford Junction, and has the service between Baker Street and Stanmore was transferred to the Jubilee Line. However, there are no planned extentions to Peckham.
4. What line is the only line to cross the river Thames completely by bridge and not by tunnel?

Answer: District Line

The District line crosses the Thames at Putney (on the Wimbledon route) and at Kew (on the Richmond route). All the other lines mentioned pass the river via tunnels.
5. On what line would you have to be travelling on to go around the Hainault loop?

Answer: Central Line

The Hanault Loop links a number of small suburbs in the North East London area. It is an area served almost completely by the Central Line service. (In spite of its name it has nothing to do with the Circle line, which encircles the historic cities of London and Westminster).
6. The London Underground is the oldest underground rail network in the world - it opened on the 10th of January. In which year?

Answer: 1863

The Metropolitan Railway opened with a four mile section of track stretching from Paddington to Farringdon Street. Originally it was of course operated by steam locomotives. This stretch of line and six stations are still in use on the network today.
7. On the Tube map of London what two lines are coloured light and dark shade of blue?

Answer: Victoria & Piccadilly Lines

The Victoria Line is light blue, the Piccadilly Line very dark blue.
8. Mile End Station is served by the District, Hammersmith and City and Jubilee Lines.

Answer: False

Mile End is served by the District and Hammersmith and City lines but not the Jubilee Line - it is served by the Central Line instead.
9. In 2004 what was legalised on the Tube system for the very first time?

Answer: Buskers performing

Buskers have performed illegally in the underground stations for decades but owing to an audition scheme in 2004, London Transport has a couple of hundred licensed buskers performing regularly to the passing commuters on a daily basis.
10. Stratford, the station serving the 2012 Olympic Site, is served by which underground lines?

Answer: Central Line, Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway

Stratford station is served by the Central Line and is the terminus of the Jubilee line and the Docklands Light Railway.
Source: Author musicwriter

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