Tube TriviaThe Tube is the subway of London. Here is some trivia about it.
There is only one Tube station name which does not have any letters of the word “mackerel” in it - St. John Wood
There are only 2 Tube stations which have all the vowels(not counting y)- South Ealing and Mansion House
There used to be a station called British Museum between Tottenham Court Road and Holborn. It closed down a while ago and hasn't been used since.
Angel station has the longest escalator in Europe. Once somebody skied down it 2006 and posted the video on Youtube.
Out of the 287 stations, only 29 are south of the river Thames.
The Central line covers the most distance. From West Ruislip to Epping with out changing is 34 miles.
The Waterloo and City line is the shortest, covering only 2 kilometers.
The Tube carrys passengers over 43 million miles each day. That is almost half way to the sun.
Green grapes cause more accidents on the London Underground than banana skins.
Whitechapel is the only place on the network where the Overground runs below the Underground.
Stockwell is the southernmost London underground station that serves more than one line.
Pimlico station is the only station on the Victoria line not to have an interchange with any other tube/rail line.
Victoria station is the busiest in London, with over 80 million passengers a year.
Kensal Green station looks like a barn.
The only station you have to go UP steps to get to the trains/platforms is Hillingdon.
Brompton Road (now disused) on the Piccadilly, Line was apparently used as a control room for anti-aircraft guns.
There is a mosquito named after the Tube – the London Underground mosquito, which was found in the London Underground. It was notable for its assault of Londoners sleeping in the Underground during the Blitz.