Welcome back to the daily London Underground quiz. Today’s teasers are all about the Hammersmith & City line! As usual, answers can be found at the bottom of the page.
Stay well and good luck!
The Hammersmith & City line: Questions
Q1. In which decade did the Hammersmith & City line gain its identity and appear on the London Underground map? Bonus point if you can identify the exact year!
On the black and white tube map, which of the above represents the Hammersmith & City line? A, B or C?
The image above dates from 1981. Can you identify which station is depicted? And a bonus point if you know what the station’s original name was!
Outside which station can you see this bewildered looking fellow? And a bonus point if you can identify his profession.
Q5. Shepherd’s Bush Market runs parallel to the Hammersmith & City line and is served by a station at each end.
The aptly named Shepherd’s Bush Market station is located to the north, but which station would you use if you wanted to access the market’s southern entrance?
Can you name the station shown in the above clip which briefly appears in an early version of Lily Allen’s LDN?
Latimer Road station isn’t actually on Latimer Road. Where would you find it?
Q8. At which station on the Hammersmith & City line does the Underground pass above the Overground?
At which station on the Hammersmith & City line can you spot the vintage sign pictured above?
Q10. Royal Oak station was named after a nearby pub. Although the pub still exists, it has since changed its name. What is it now known as?
Q1. The 1990s- 1990 to be exact. Prior to that, stations on what became the Hammersmith & City line were served by the Metropolitan line- as demonstrated in the 1960s map below.
Q3: The station pictured is Barbican. It was originally called Aldersgate Street; the name change took place in 1968. As you can see below, the site looks rather different today…
Q4: The statue can be seen outside Edgware Road station. The figure represents a window cleaner, and he is looking up in bemusement at a towering office block!
Q5: Goldhawk Road is at the southern end of Shepherd’s Bush Market.
Q6: Hammersmith station. You can watch the full video below.
Q7: Rather confusingly, Latimer Road station is located on Bramley Road!
Q8: Whitechapel- as the image below demonstrates (the lower tracks belong to the Overground network).
Q9: Stepney Green.
Q10. The pub is now called The Porchester.
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