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


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). The W&CR, nicknamed "the Drain", achieved in a limited way the L&SWR's original plan of taking its tracks the short distance north-east into the City of Londonmarker.

On 10 March 1906, the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (BS&WR, now the Bakerloo line) was opened. 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 Embankmentmarker to the existing City & South London Railway station Kenningtonmarker with a new station at Waterloo.

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. Due to an Easter shut-down, the first London Underground service on the line was on 5 April 1994.

On 24 September 1999, the Jubilee line station was opened as part of the Jubilee Line Extensionmarker. The station was temporarily the western terminus of the extension running from Stratfordmarker in east London, before the final section to link the extension to the original line was opened between Waterloo and Green Parkmarker on 20 November 1999. The Jubilee platforms are at the opposite end of the site from those of the Bakerloo and Northern lines, but the two ends are connected by a moving walkway link (one of only two on the Underground - the other gives access to the Waterloo & City line platform at Bankmarker station).


Northern Station

Platform 2 towards Kenningtonmarker or Mordenmarker*
Island Platform
Platform 1 towards Edgwaremarker, High Barnetmarker or Mill Hill Eastmarker*

* Limited service

Jubilee Station

Eastbound towards Stratfordmarker
Island Platform (Platform Edge Doors)
Westbound towards Stanmoremarker

Waterloo & City Station

Side Platform (Exit only)
Westbound terminating services
Eastbound towards Bankmarker
Side Platform


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File:Waterloo tube stn Northern northbound look south.JPG|Northern line northbound platform looking southFile:Waterloo tube stn Northern southbound look north.JPG|Northern line southbound platform looking northFile:Waterloo tube stn Bakerloo northbound look south.JPG|Bakerloo line northbound platform looking southFile:Waterloo tube stn Bakerloo southbound look north.jpg|Bakerloo line southbound platform looking northFile:Waterloo Jubilee.JPG|The Jubilee Line platformsFile:Waterloo tube stn Waterloo & City line towards Bank.JPG|Waterloo & City line platformFile:Waterloo tube stn Bakerloo roundel.JPG|Roundel on Bakerloo line platformFile:Waterloo tube stn Waterloo & City roundel.JPG|Roundel on Waterloo & City line platform

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