Welcome back to the London Underground Quiz! Today’s questions are all about the Bakerloo line.
As before, answers can be found at the bottom of the page- so be sure not to scroll down too quickly!
Good luck and stay well.
Bakerloo line: Questions
Q1. Although the Bakerloo line (originally known as the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway) opened in 1906 the oldest station it serves predates that considerably with a history stretching all the way back to 1837. Which station is it?
On the black and white tube map, which of the above represents the Bakerloo line; A, B or C?
Q3. The Bakerloo line used to be substantially longer. Until the 1980s, what was its northernmost terminal?
Q4. And in the 1930s and 40s there were proposals to extend the line to which area of south London?
The two characters pictured above resided at Oxford Circus station. Can you name the late 80s children’s cartoon in which they appeared?
Bonus point if can you identify what links this pair to another classic London-set TV show!
Q6. Which station on the Bakerloo line was the first on the tube to be staffed entirely by women?
At which station would you find the above tiling pattern?
Q8. To date, five recorded births have occurred on the London Underground. The first of these took place at which Bakerloo line station? And a bonus point if you can pinpoint the year.
Q9. Which station on the Bakerloo line was one of the first on the tube network designed to accommodate escalators rather than lifts? And again, a bonus point if you can identify the year it opened.
At which Bakerloo line station might you catch the sweet, sweet scent of biscuits being baked?
Q1: Harrow & Wealdstone. The station originally opened as part of the London and Birmingham Railway in July 1837.
Q3: Watford Junction. You can watch some 1980s footage of Bakerloo trains en-route to Watford Junction in the vintage Cine film below.
Q5: The cartoon was called Tube Mice. The link is with Minder– the two characters pictured, Toaster and Vernon, were voiced by Dennis Waterman and George Cole who starred in Minder as Terry McCann and Arthur Daley.
Q6: Maida Vale. The station was entirely staffed by women upon its opening in 1915.
Q7: Lambeth North.
Q8: Elephant & Castle. The baby- a girl named Marie- was delivered on 13 May 1924. Her mother was Daisy Britannia Kate Hammond from Wealdstone. The chairman of the Underground, Lord Ashfield became Marie’s godfather.
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Thanks for playing. Be sure to pop by for tomorrow’s quiz which will be about the District line.
In case you missed it, why not try yesterday’s quiz which focused on the Metropolitan line?