"When is a circle not a circle?" Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro). Tip by planxty

Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro)., London: 422 reviews and 435 photos

  Underground sign, london, UK.
by planxty
 
 

I fully understand how complicated the London Tube (Underground, subway, Metro) can be to people not familiar with it, and they are just about to make it moreso. One of the things you could bank on (no pun intended, as one station is called Bank) was that the Circle line, well, went round in a circle. Be aware that as of 13th December, 2009, it won't.

As the attached webpage shows, the so-called Circle Line will now start (clockwise) at Hammersmith, complete a full circle and terminate at Edgware Road. Anti-clockwise will be an exact reciprocal of that.

If you want to check your standard Tube map, the Circle Line is the yellow one. I submit this tip to hopefully assist travellers as I see enough poor souls wandering lost on the Underground system as it is.

Mode: AROUND
Type: Subway/Metro
Website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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