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Quiz about Mind the Trivial Gap
Quiz about Mind the Trivial Gap

Mind the Trivial Gap Trivia Quiz


Here's a mix of London Underground trivia, wherein each question has four stations which are loosely connected (though that connection is mostly just in name). Have fun, anyway!

A multiple-choice quiz by eburge. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
eburge
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
394,569
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
287
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: turaguy (8/10), Guest 86 (7/10), Guest 95 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which of these stations is located just one stop up the Piccadilly line from the Heathrow Airport loop? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The northern terminus of the Victoria line can be found at which of these stations? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which Circle and Hammersmith & City line station can be found right across the road from the old BBC Television Centre? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Chiswick Park, Elm Park, Ravenscourt Park, Upton Park: which Tube line links all of these stations? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which of these first halves of station names is completed with a 'Heathway' rather than a 'Broadway'? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which of these stations is handy for tennis fans wanting to visit the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club during Wimbledon season? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which station sits at the end of branches of both the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which of these stations is part of the Central line's Hainault loop? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Which of these Harrow stations is located on a different line to the other three? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Northern lines all pass through which of these stations? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of these stations is located just one stop up the Piccadilly line from the Heathrow Airport loop?

Answer: Hatton Cross

Before the Piccadilly line was extended to Heathrow Airport, the line terminated at Hounslow West. Hatton Cross became the temporary new terminus of the line in 1975 before the rest of the extension was completed in 1977. For air travellers, Hatton Cross is used as a means of travelling between terminals. Trains head to Terminal 4 from Hatton Cross before looping round to Terminals 2 & 3. Because the Heathrow loop runs in one direction, passengers wanting to go from 2 & 3 to 4 need to head back up the line to Hatton Cross and change trains.
2. The northern terminus of the Victoria line can be found at which of these stations?

Answer: Walthamstow Central

Walthamstow Central was originally called Hoe Street when it was opened in 1870 as a main line railway station. When the Victoria line made its way to Walthamstow in 1968, the station changed its name. The station interchanges with the London Overground on the Chingford branch.

Although the station sees more Underground passengers than it does Overground, between 2016 and 2017, Underground usage dropped by more than half, with less than ten million people passing through in 2017 compared with the 22 million the previous year.
3. Which Circle and Hammersmith & City line station can be found right across the road from the old BBC Television Centre?

Answer: Wood Lane

The name Wood Lane has been assigned to a couple of stations in the same area of London, both of which were purpose built for the 1908 London Olympics. The Wood Lane on the Central line closed in 1947, while the Metropolitan line Wood Lane (which had been renamed to White City in 1947, and not to be confused with the other White City on the Central line) lasted only 12 more years before it too closed.

The modern day Wood Lane opened in 2008 and was the second station to be added to the network in the twenty-first century.
4. Chiswick Park, Elm Park, Ravenscourt Park, Upton Park: which Tube line links all of these stations?

Answer: District line

Elm Park and Upton Park are found at the eastern end of the District line, while Ravenscourt Park and Chiswick Park are at the western end. The multibranched green line of the Underground passes through 60 stations, by far putting it top of the list. Several branches converge at Earl's Court, including a small branch line to Kensington (Olympia) which receives an infrequent service compared to the rest of the line.
5. Which of these first halves of station names is completed with a 'Heathway' rather than a 'Broadway'?

Answer: Dagenham _______

At the time of its opening in 1932, the station was just Heathway, with its neighbouring station called Dagenham. Both stations, found on the District line, changed their names in 1949 to Dagenham Heathway and Dagenham East, respectively. Ealing Broadway and Fulham Broadway are also on the District line, but located further west, the former being the western terminus. Tooting Broadway is a Northern line station.
6. Which of these stations is handy for tennis fans wanting to visit the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club during Wimbledon season?

Answer: Southfields

Southfields is found on the Wimbledon branch of the District line. It opened in 1889 when the branch was extended south from Putney Bridge station over the Thames on the Fulham Railway Bridge. When viewed on a map, Southfields is slightly further away from the site of the annual tennis championships than Wimbledon Park station, but the walk is about 5 to 10 minutes quicker.
7. Which station sits at the end of branches of both the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines?

Answer: Uxbridge

The original Uxbridge station was sited slightly north of the current station when it opened in 1904 as part of the Harrow and Uxbridge Railway. In 1938, a new station was constructed which served both the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines, sporting an arced building entrance and an array of stained glass windows in the main ticket hall.
8. Which of these stations is part of the Central line's Hainault loop?

Answer: Redbridge

The Hainault loop, named for Hainault station, is a section of the Central line in northeast London, near the border of Greater London and Essex. Redbridge sits between Wanstead and Gants Hill, and the semicircular main station building is right next to the busy North Circular Road. Before the tunnels at Redbridge were used for trains, they housed a factory creating aeroplane parts during World War II.
9. Which of these Harrow stations is located on a different line to the other three?

Answer: South Harrow

South Harrow is a Piccadilly line station, whereas the other three are served by the Metropolitan line. Originally, it was the terminus of this section of the line under the control of the District Railway and one of the first above ground stations to be served by electric trains.

The original station building can still be seen from the platforms, just a bit further south from the modern-day entrance.
10. The Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Northern lines all pass through which of these stations?

Answer: Moorgate

As well as serving more than 20 million Tube passengers a year, Moorgate receives National Rail trains on the Northern City Line. When it first opened in 1865 as part of the Metropolitan Railway, the station was known as Moorgate Street; it became simply Moorgate in 1924. In 1975, a train failed to stop at the platform and crashed in the tunnel just past it, killing 43 people.
Source: Author eburge

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