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Central Line map

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Central Line Map


Central Line Overview

The Central Line of the London Underground network crosses London from the northwest to the northeast. It connects the cities of Ruislip and Epping through the city centre of the English capital. Opened in 1900, it is the busiest line of the London Underground, with more than 260,000,000 passengers each year. It has a length of 46 miles and 49 stations. The Central Line is the Red Line on the Tube map.


London Central Line Service Status




Tourist attractions on the Central Line

  • The Hoover Building, an example of Art Deco architecture, is located close to Perivale.
  • Loftus Road, the stadium of the Queens Park Rangers football team, stands at walking distance from station White City.
  • Westfield London, the largest commercial centre of London, is also located close to White City tube station.
  • Portobello Road Market, known for its famous antiques market on Saturdays is located very close to Notting Hill Gate Underground station.
  • Kensington Palace Gardens, a street which hosts some of the most beautiful and expensive properties of London, stands also close to Notting Hill Gate station.
  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, 2 of the Royal Parks of London, are located very close to Lancaster Gate station.
  • The Handel House Museum, dedicated to the German baroque composer George Frideric Handel, is located at walking distance from Bond Street tube station.
  • Manchester Square, one of the most beautiful garden square in London, stands very close to Bond Street station.
  • The Wigmore Hall, a famous recital venue is also located close to Bond Street Underground station.
  • All Souls Church, an Anglican Evangelican church with a very interesting architecture, the BBC Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, Carnaby Street, a pedestrian street famous for its fashion shops, the London Palladium, one of the most famous theaters in the UK and St George´s, Hanover Square, a beautiful Anglican church, are located close to Oxford Circus station.
  • The British Museum, the most visited museum in the UK dedicated to art, culture and human history, and Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the largest public square in London, are located at walking distance from Holborn tube station.
  • St Paul´s Cathedral, a magnificent English Baroque Anglican cathedral, the Museum of London, which hosts and documents the history of the English capital and St-Mary-le-Bow church, are located close to St Paul´s tube station.
  • Victoria Park and Mile End Park, 2 very popular public green space, are located close to Mile End Underground station.


Central Line stations

  • West Ruislip is the western terminus of the line. Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Ruislip Gardens station is located close to the RAF Northolt. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • South Ruislip tube station is located in the area of South Ruislip, which gives it its name, in West London. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • Northolt Underground station is located in the town which holds the same name. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • Greenford is located in the area of Greenford. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Perivale station stands close to the Hoover Building. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Hanger Lane tube station stands on Hanger Hill. Travelcard Zone 3.
  • Ealing Broadway is a terminus station for both Central Line and District Line. Travelcard Zone 3.
  • West Acton is a Grade II listed station. Travelcard Zone 3.
  • North Acton station is located in the North Acton area. Travelcard Zone 2-3.
  • East Acton Underground station stands close to Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and Wormwood Scrubs prison. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • White City tube station is located on Wodd Lane. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Shepherd’s Bush station is located in the district of Shepherd’s Bush, which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Holland Park stands close to the park which holds the same name. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Notting Hill Gate tube station is located on the street which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 1-2.
  • Queensway Underground station is located very close to the Kensington Gardens. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Lancaster Gate station stands on Bayswater Road. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Marble Arch tube station is situated in the City of Westminster. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Bond Street station is located at walking distance from Bond Street and Brook Street. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Oxford Circus is an important interchange station. It is the busiest station of the network with around 100,000,000 passengers each year. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Tottenham Court Road station is located at St Giles Circus. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Holborn tube station stands very close to the British Museum and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Chancery Lane Underground station is located very close from the street which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • St. Paul’s station stands close to St Paul’s Cathedral. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Bank tube station is an important interchange station, linked to Monument Underground station. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Liverpool Street tube station is connected to London Liverpool Street railway station, where you can take a train to the east and to Amsterdam. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Bethnal Green is located in the area of Bethnal Green, which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Mile End station stands close to both Victoria Park and Mile End Park. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Stratford Underground station is an important interchange station, served by the London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and National Rail. Travelcard Zone 2-3. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Leyton tube station is located at walking distance from the Leyton Orient F.C. stadium. Travelcard Zone 3.
  • Leytonstone station is located in the Leytonstone area, which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 3-4.
  • Wanstead Underground station stands in the district which holds the same name. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Redbridge is a Grade II listed station located in the area of Redbridge. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Gants Hill tube station is located in the district which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Newbury Park station is located in the area which holds the same name. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Barkingside station is located very close to the stadium of Redbridge Football Club. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Fairlop Underground station is located on Forest Road. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Hainault station, as its name indicates it, is located in the area of Hainault. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Grange Hill is located in the suburban town of Chigwell. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Chigwell tube station is located in the town which holds the same name. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Roding Valley is the terminus of the Hainault loop. It is also the least used tube station of the entire London Underground network. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Snaresbrook Underground station is located in the area which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
  • South Woodford station is located in the area which holds the same name. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Woodford station is a terminus station for the Hainault loop. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Buckhurst Hill stands in the suburbam town which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • Loughton is located in the suburban town which has the same name. Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Debden is the second tube station of hte town of Loughton. Travelcard Zone 6. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Theydon Bois Underground station is located in the village which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 6. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Epping is the northern terminus station of the Central Line. Travelcard Zone 6. Wheelchair accessible.


The Central Line serves different important transportation sites

  • Ealing Broadway train station is served by the Underground station of the same name. You can take there a train to Oxford or Reading. It is also served by Heathrow Connect line, to reach Heathrow airport.
  • Liverpool Street train station is served by the tube station holding the same name. You can take there a train to the East of England, Norwich and Cambridge in particular, and to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. It is also served by the Stansted Express, to reach London Stansted Airport.


The Bakerloo Line is connected to the following London Underground lines


The Central Line is connected to the following London Overground lines

  • Lea Valley Lines at Liverpool Street.
  • North London Line at Stratford.


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Central Line Timetable

The Central line runs every day of the week including saturdays, sundays and holidays.

First Service

The first service leaves West Ruislip underground station at 5:23 from Monday to Saturday, and at 6:41 on Sundays, and Epping underground station at 5:10 from Monday to Saturday, and at 6:42 on Sundays.

Last Service

The last service leaves West Ruislip underground station at 23:53 from Monday to Saturday, and at 22:42 on Sundays, and Epping underground station at 23:45 from Monday to Saturday, and at 22:57 on Sundays.

You can find the full Central line timetable on the TFL website.