Waterloo tube station

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Coordinates: 51°30′09″N 0°06′47″W / 51.5025°N 0.1130°W / 51.5025; -0.1130

Waterloo tube station is a London Underground station located at Waterloo station. It is the second busiest station on the network[3] and is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and the Waterloo & City lines. The station is in Travelcard Zone 1.

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History

The first underground station at Waterloo was opened on 8 August 1898 by the Waterloo & City Railway (W&CR), a subsidiary of the owners of the main line station, the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR).[4] The W&CR, nicknamed "the Drain",[5] achieved in a limited way the L&SWR's original plan of taking its tracks the short distance north-east into the City of London.

On 10 March 1906, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR, now the Bakerloo line) was opened.[4] On 13 September 1926, the extension of the Hampstead & Highgate line (as the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line was then known) was opened from Embankment to the existing City & South London Railway station Kennington with a new station at Waterloo.[4]

As a subsidiary of the L&SWR and its successor the Southern Railway, the W&CR was not a part of the London Underground system. Following nationalization of the main line railway companies in 1948, it became part of British Railways (later British Rail). Following a period of closure during 1993 when the line was converted to use the four rail electrical system of the London Underground, the ownership of Waterloo & City line was transferred to the Underground on 1 April 1994.[6] Due to an Easter shut-down, the first London Underground service on the line was on 5 April 1994.[4]

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