The Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (CCE&HR) platforms were opened on 22 June 1907, by David Lloyd George, President to the Board of Trade, and later Prime Minister.
The London Underground (the Tube) is the oldest metro system in the world, upon which nearly 1 billion journeys are made each year. If you want to travel fast around London, taking the tube will get you to your destination quicker than bus or taxi. Tube trains generally depart every 3 or 4 minutes, less frequently at weekends and late at night.
There are currently 275 stations on 12 lines, and 253 miles of route, mainly double tracked, of which 20 miles are in shallow tunnels and 93 miles in deep tunnels. To travel between the surface and the underground stations there are 408 escalators and 112 lifts.
Each line on the underground has a name and is colour coded to make it easier to plan a route. There is a total of 12 different coloured lines in the London Underground system.