What was the reason for connecting the two lines together at Camden and Kennington? Wasn't there a plan to connect the CSLR to the Bakerloo from Euston or something like that? And to extend the CCEHR from Charing Cross to Victoria?
Ooops, beaten me to it but I have added a few dates plus through running start dates:Thanks. Can't find my main history book on the London Underground system at the moment. The detail I do have is that the City and South London seems to have opened between what is now Borough and Stockwell in December 1890, extended to Moorgate Feb 1900, Clapham Common June 1900 and Euston May 1907. Line length 7.25 miles, and remained independent until absorbed into the LPTB in 1933.
The Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead opened 1907 between Charing Cross and Hampstead, extended to the current Embankment April 1924 and in September 1926 got to Kennington to link with the CSLR; not clear if there was a physical connection made at that time or not.
I assume the connections on the northern extremities were the result of LPTB decisions after 1933?
I wonder why they chose the name "Northern Line" when it was the Underground line that reached furthest south, and was not the one that reached furthest North!....... re-named the Morden-Edgeware line the next year. The line's name was changed to the Northern Line with the building of the extensions to Mill Hill and High Barnet in 1937.
I think because it ran roughly North-South, and use of the name "Southern" would have led to confusion with the well-established Southern Railway?
Well the CX branch is destined to be split back off at some point, and the H&C doesn't even terminate in the City any more...Trying to think of a more appropriate name for it. The "City Line" line would be catchy and would hark back to its C&SL origin, although that leaves out the Charing X branch, and you would need to drop the "City" part from the "Hammersmith & City".
I don't think that the H&C ever terminated in the city. It used to be the Metropolitan, and when it changed to the H&C it was running to Whitechapel and Barking.Well the CX branch is destined to be split back off at some point, and the H&C doesn't even terminate in the City any more...
The name presumably originates with the Hammersmith and City Railway, whose physical extent was only the Hammersmith branch west of its divergence from the GW main line but which had through trains over the Metropolitan beyond Paddington.
Whitechapel was at least City-adjacent, with few peak-only Barking services.
I believe the name 'Hammersmith & City' was always used internally by LU before the Hammersmith branch of the Metropolitan Line was renamed
That's an abbreviation of "Baker St and Waterloo Railway" — Victoria and Central lines are not such abbreviations.Neither does the Bakerloo.