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Bakerloo Line

The Bakerloo Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured brown on the Tube map. It is a deep-level "tube" line which runs from the south-east to the north-west of London. Originally called the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway, the contraction "Bakerloo" rapidly caught on, and the official name was changed.

Beyond its original terminus of Baker Street, the Bakerloo was extended via interchanges with the GWR at Paddington and the Great Central at Marylebone[?] to Queens Park[?], where it joined the "DC Lines" of the London and North Western Railway and ran alongside the LNWR's main line as far as Watford Junction[?]. Bakerloo services to Watford were cut back in the 1960s and eventually withdrawn in 1982. The current northern terminus is Harrow and Wealdstone[?], and trains still share the tracks with local services from Euston to Watford.

In 1939 a new stretch of tube was opened between Baker Street and Finchley Road[?] which allowed the Bakerloo to take over the Metropolitan Line's branch to Stanmore[?]. The Stanmore branch remained part of the Bakerloo until 1979, when it became part of the Jubilee Line.

An extension on the southern end of the line to Camberwell has been proposed for several decades; lack of funding for the London Underground still delays more concrete plans.

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Stations in order from north to south

Stanmore branch

branch joins at Baker Street

Watford Junction branch

branch joins at Baker Street

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