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Sunday, 6 December 2009

Circle line extension

In an upgrade to one of the capital’s oldest Tube lines, whose trains have previously travelled in loops, it is being extended to Hammersmith, in West London, with a tail added to the existing track. There will no longer be a through service between the west and north sides of the current Circle: accidental snoozers will be woken up to change trains at Edgware Road.
From December 13, trains will begin in Hammersmith and run along the “tadpole tail” of the track — currently the Hammersmith and City Line. They will then complete the existing Circle Line in a clockwise loop, but will discontinue at Edgware Road before returning back to Hammersmith in an anticlockwise direction.

TfL has decided to retain the name of the line, even though continuous loops will be no more.

TfL said that work was under way or planned to make services better for commuters in East London, including improvements to the Docklands Light Railway, the construction of Crossrail and the extension of the East London Line, which has been closed for its upgrade since December 2007.

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  1. I guess that means we can no longer use the euphemism 'to change at Baker Street' when referring to a certain bedroom-based act... changing from the pink Hammersmith & City line to the brown Bakerloo, or vice versa... thanks TfL

  2. err you can still change from the hNc to the baker at baker street...

  3. ^ you can't if the H&C doesn't fucking exist anymore, thats what he was saying dickheads.

    i don't know why they didn't just make it part of the met line again, as it was 20 years ago. the circle is no longer a circle. confusing...