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Metropolitan Line

The Metropolitan Line is a line of the London Underground. In its present-day form, it functions much like an overground suburban commuter railway: Baker Street station is its terminus, and as it reaches the outer suburbs of London it progressively branches off into several directions.

The line's operation is quite complex: fast services skip stations and overtake slower services. During peak hours, some trains run beyond Baker Street, further into London along the tracks of the Circle Line through to Aldgate.

The line has a complex history, and has seen many changes to its layout. It began as part of the low-level network which is now split into the Metropolitan Line, the Hammersmith & City Line and the East London Line.

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Stations in order from east to west

Shared Circle Line track and main branch

The line splits here into two branches - the Uxbridge branch and the Northwood branch

Uxbridge Branch (continuing from Harrow on the Hill)

Northwood Branch (continuing from Harrow on the Hill)

The line splits here into two branches - the branch towards Amersham and the Watford branch

Watford Branch (continuing from Moor Park)

Towards Amersham (continuing from Moor Park)

From Chalfont and Latimer station trains can go to Amersham[?] (as the majority do) or to Chesham[?]. Only in peak hours do trains run through to Chesham, at all other times a shuttle service runs between Chalfont and Latimer and Chesham



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