Metropolitan Line










Metropolitan Line Overview

The Metropolitan Line of the London Underground network crosses the English capital from its heart and the City of London to the northwest, over the Greater London. It serves important railway stations, Liverpool Street, London King’s Cross, St Pancras International and London Euston. The Metropolitan Line was the first Underground railway line launched in the world in 1863. It serves 34 stations over 42 miles. Around 70,000,000 passengers use the Metropolitan Line every year. It is the Purple Line on the Tube map. You can check the map of the Metropolitan line below.


Metropolitan Line map

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Metropolitan Line Map


London Metropolitan Line Service Status





Tourist attractions on the Metropolitan Line

  • The Barbican Centre, one of the most important performing arts complex in the world, the Museum of London, where you can find lots of documentation about the history of London, and St Bartholomew-the-Great, a beautiful Anglican church are located close to Barbican station.
  • Regent’s Park, one of the Royal Parks of London, the Holy Trinity Church, a beautiful Anglican church which was built to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon in Waterloo, and the BT Tower, the huge communications tower of the British capital city stand at reasonable distance from Great Portland Street tube station.
  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum, which is entirely dedicated to the environment of the famous fictional police detective and Madame Tussauds, one of the most known wax museum in Europe, are both situated at walking distance from Baker Street station.
  • Wembley Stadium, which hosts most of the home games of the English national Football team is located close to Wembley Park Underground station.


Metropolitan Line stations

  • Aldgate station is the eastern terminus of the Metropolitan line. It is located inside the financial area of the City of London. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Liverpool Street Underground station is connected to London Liverpool Street railway station. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Moorgate tube station is known for being the station of the Underground network which suffered the worst accident in 1975, 43 people were killed. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Barbican Underground station is located close to the Barbican Centre, as its name indicates. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Farringdon station was inaugurated in 1963, as the terminus of the first underground line in the world. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
  • King’s Cross St Pancras is a huge interchange station, connected to both London King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations. Travelcard Zone 1. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Euston Square tube station is located at walking distance from Euston railway station. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Great Portland Street station is located close to Regent’s Park. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Baker Street Underground station serves the Sherlock Holmes Museum and Madame Tussauds. Travelcard Zone 1.
  • Finchley Road station stands very close to the O2 Shopping Centre. Travelcard Zone 2.
  • Wembley Park tube station, as its name indicates, serves the Wembley Stadium. Travelcard Zone 4. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Preston Road station is only served by slow trains. Fast and semi-fast trains do not stop there. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Northwick Park Underground station is located in the area of Northwick Park, which gives it its name. It is also only served by slow trains. Travelcard Zone 4.
  • Harrow-on-the-Hill serves the suburban town of Harrow, as its name indicates. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • West Harrow is the second station located in Harrow. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • Rayners Lane tube station is located in the district from which it itakes its name. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • Eastcote station is located in the area of Eastcote, which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • Ruislip Manor is one of the stations located in the area of Ruislip. Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Ruislip is another station located in the area of Ruislip, as its name indicates. Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Ickenham Underground station is located in the area from which it takes its name. Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Hillingdon tube station is located in the area of Hillingdon. Travelcard Zone 6. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Uxbridge station is located in the town which holds the same name. It is the terminus station of the Uxbridge branch. Travelcard Zone 6. Wheelchair accessible.
  • North Harrow Underground station is situated in the suburban area which gives it its name. Travelcard Zone 5.
  • Pinner tube station, as its name indicates, is located in the area of Pinner. Travelcard Zone 5. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Northwood Hills is one of the 2 stations located in Northwood. Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Northwood station is also located in the town of Northwood. Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Moor Park Underground station is situated in the district of Three Rivers, outside the Greater London. Travelcard Zone 6-7.
  • Croxley tube station is located in the town of Croxley Green. Travelcard Zone 7.
  • Watford Underground station is the terminus of the Watford branch on the Metropolitan line. Travelcard Zone 7.
  • Rickmansworth station is located in the town of Rickmansworth from which it takes its name. Travelcard Zone 7.
  • Chorleywood tube station is situated in the town which gives it its name, 20 miles away from London. Travelcard Zone 7. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Chalfont & Latimer is located in the village of Little Chalfont. Travelcard Zone 8. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Chesham is the furthest station from Central London of the entire Underground network. It is the terminus of the Chesham branch of the line. Travelcard Zone 9. Wheelchair accessible.
  • Amersham is the northwest terminus station of the Metropolitan line. Travelcard Zone 9.


The Metropolitan Line serves different important transportation sites

  • London Liverpool Street railway station is served by Liverpool Street Underground station. You can take there a train to the eastern part of the country, Cambridge, Norwich and even to Amsterdam. The Stansted Express line which reaches London Stansted Airport also stops in Liverpool Street.
  • London King’s Cross train station is one of the most important of the English capital. It is connected to King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station. It serves the northern part of the country and Scotland.
  • St Pancras International railway station is also connected to King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station. You can take there the Eurostar to Paris or Brussels through the Channel Tunnel.
  • London Euston is located at walking distance from Euston Square Underground station. It serves many places in the north, Manchester, Liverpool and Scotland in particular.


The Metropolitan Line is connected to the following London Underground lines


The Metropolitan Line is connected to the following London Overground line

  • Lea Valley Lines at Liverpool Street.


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Metropolitan Line Timetable

The Metropolitan line runs every day of the week including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

First Service

The first service leaves Aldgate Underground station at 6:17 from Monday to Saturday, and at 7:42 on Sundays, Amersham Underground station at 5:25 from Monday to Saturday, and at 7:02 on Sundays, Chesham Underground station at 5:15 from Monday to Saturday, and at 7:56 on Sundays, Watford Underground station at 5:29 from Monday to Saturday, and at 7:03 on Sundays and Uxbridge at 5:11 from Monday to Saturday, and at 6:35 on Sundays..

Last Service

The last service leaves Aldgate Underground station at 00:12 from Monday to Saturday, and at 23:59 on Sundays, Amersham Underground station at 00:40 from Monday to Saturday, and at 00:15 on Sundays, Chesham Underground station at 00:52 from Monday to Saturday, and at 23:57 on Sundays, Watford Underground station at 00:38 from Monday to Saturday, and at 00:06 on Sundays and Uxbridge at 00:03 from Monday to Saturday, and at 23:23 on Sundays.

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