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Piccadilly Line

The Piccadilly Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured dark blue on the Tube map.

The line was opened as the Great Northern, Piccadilly & Brompton Railway in 1906, having been formed from the amalagamation of three planned tube railways: the Great Northern and Strand Railway, the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway, and the "Deep-Level District". The original route was from Finsbury Park to Hammersmith[?]. The line was expanded rapidly in the 1930s, taking over two branches of the District Line in the west, and extending through new tubes and surface tracks to Cockfosters[?] in the north-east. These extensions are notable for the modern architecture of their stations, many designed by Charles Holden[?].

From 1907 to 1994, except during the Second World War, a short branch off the Piccadilly Line served Aldwych tube station.

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Stations in order from east to west

Cockfosters branch

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

Heathrow Branch (continuing from Acton Town)

  • South Ealing
  • Northfields
  • Boston Manor
  • Osterley
  • Hounslow East
  • Hounslow Central
  • Hounslow West
  • Hatton Cross
  • Heathrow Terminal 4
  • Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3

This section is a loop - trains go to Hatton Cross, then Terminal 4, then Terminals 1,2,3 and then back to Hatton Cross

Uxbridge Branch (continuing from Acton Town)

  • Ealing Common
  • North Ealing
  • Park Royal
  • Alperton
  • Sudbury Town
  • Sudbury Hill
  • South Harrow
  • Rayners Lane (from here through to Uxbridge trains share track with Metropolitan Line
  • Eastcote
  • Ruislip Manor
  • Ruislip
  • Ickenham
  • Hillingdon
  • Terminus: Uxbridge

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