Route: London Underground Victoria Line (United Kingdom)

Submitted by markkerry1@hot… on Tue, 02/16/2021 - 01:18am
United Kingdom
24.5 km
Vertical Gain
83 m

The Victoria line is a London Underground line that runs between Brixton in south London and Walthamstow Central in the north-east, via the West End. It is coloured light blue on the Tube map and is one of the only two lines on the network to run completely underground, the other being the Waterloo & City line.

The line was constructed in the 1960s and was the first entirely new Underground line in London for 50 years. It was designed to reduce congestion on other lines, particularly the Piccadilly line and the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line. The first section, from Walthamstow Central to Highbury & Islington, opened in September 1968 and an extension to Warren Street followed in December. The line was completed to Victoria station in March 1969 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II who rode a train from Green Park to Victoria. The southern extension to Brixton opened in 1971, and Pimlico station was added in 1972.

The route is a point to point that can be started at either end, it passes 16 stations including some of London's Iconic parks as well as passing Buckingham Palace. Photos can be taken of each station however this is not mandatory as part of a completion.

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