Welcome to day ten of the London Underground Quiz. Today’s set of questions are the penultimate in this series… it’s time to polish up on your knowledge of the Jubilee line!
Answers are at the bottom of the page. Stay well and the best of luck.
The Jubilee line: Questions
The Jubilee line opened in 1979 and was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee which had been marked two years previously.
This was not the first choice of name however. What name, inspired by a river, was originally intended for the line?
Q2. Prior to the opening of the Jubilee line extension in 1999, what was the line’s southern terminus?
Q3. Whereabouts in east London can you see a number of former Jubilee line carriages perched high up in the air?
The clip above is taken from the video for Bedsitter which was a hit for Soft Cell in 1981.
Which station is shown here? And a bonus point if you can identify the tube line which served this station before the Jubilee took over!
Pictured above are Alfred and Ada Salter.
At which station can you find a plaque in their honour? And why is it located there?
Q6. Despite the film’s galactic setting, which Jubilee line station can be briefly glimpsed in Star Wars: Rogue One?
At which station served by the Jubilee line can you find the elephant pictured above? And a bonus point if you can name the station at which it was previously displayed!
Q8. How many times does the Jubilee line pass beneath the River Thames?
Outside which station can you see this rather grand London Underground roundel?
Q10. Which station stands opposite The Ring pub? And a bonus point if you know how the pub got its name…
Q1: The Jubilee line was originally going to be called the ‘Fleet line‘. The Fleet is one of London’s numerous subterranean rivers.
Q2: The original southern terminal was Charing Cross. The station is no longer served by the Jubilee line meaning a considerable area now lies sealed off and empty.
An interesting tour of the disused platforms can be viewed below.
Q3. The decommissioned carriages (which are 1983 stock) form part of Village Underground in Shoreditch. This is an arts space which is located on Holywell Lane and overlooks Great Eastern Street. If you said any of those places/names, all are valid answers.
My previous quiz on Medical London features another innovative use of one of these carriages.
Q4: The clip from the Soft Cell video was filmed at St John’s Wood station. Prior to the Jubilee line opening, St John’s Wood (along with all other stations north of Baker Street) were served by the Bakerloo line.
You can watch the full video- which includes more footage of the station along with scenes from London’s West End- below.
Q5: The plaque dedicated to Alfred and Ada Salter can be seen inside the ticket hall at Bermondsey station. The couple pioneered free healthcare for the poor in the area and their clinic stood on the site now occupied by the station.
Q6: Canary Wharf station can be spotted in Star Wars Rogue One.
Q7: The Elephant sculpture (by artist, Kendra Haste) can be seen above the escalator at Waterloo station. Prior to that (in the year 2000) it was displayed at Gloucester Road station where, as seen in the District line quiz, a disused platform serves as an art gallery.
Q8: The Jubilee line crosses beneath the Thames four times (1: between Westminster and Waterloo, 2: between Canada Water and Canary Wharf, 3: between Canary Wharf and North Greenwich and 4: between North Greenwich and Canning Town).
Q9: The large roundel can be seen on a roundabout outside Queensbury station.
Q10: The Ring pub is located opposite Southwark station. The reason it’s there is because a large boxing venue also called the Ring once stood across the road; the site is now occupied by TFL’s Palestra building.
The boxing arena was destroyed during WWII- you can still see shrapnel damage beneath the adjacent railway bridge.
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Tomorrow’s quiz will be the last in the series… and those questions are going to be about the Victoria line. Hope to see you there.
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