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The District line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. It is a "sub-surface" line, running through the central area in shallow cut-and-cover tunnels. It is the busiest of the sub-surface lines and the fourth busiest overall on the Underground network.

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      11.08.2012 10:53



      A great London Underground Line

      I have to admit that in spite of frequent delays, shabby carriages, low-speed journeys I am a big admirer of the District Line of London Underground Network. It has probably the longest route than any other London Underground line, with a few branches, that serve areas outside London. The longest journeys I have ever made are from East Ham to Wimbledon, which has taken me from an hour to an hour and a half hours.

      I have not had much trouble in finding a seat on this line. It appears that a lot of passengers are always getting off and getting on in between every station. I would say that it is a very active line but I just do not see the rushes in commuters; rather they all look quite relaxed as if they are on a holiday tour. The number of stations are just too many served by the line. I have used the district line at least once every day of the week from East Ham or Upton Park to White Chapel. It is quite crowded in the rush hours and getting a seat is not guaranteed, if you are not trying to get on the train from the far end of the platform.

      What I like most about the district line is, it runs overground for quite a significant time allowing to breathe in fresh air. I have noticed that a great number of commuters on this line are Asians, especially from East London. It is the life line of East London in spite of having the good presence of Jubilee line, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London Overground Network.

      The only main disadvantage is partly suspension of services in between certain destinations due to maintenance work on weekends. Apart from this, the seats are worn out and dirty. The delays in services at times can be disappointing. Nevertheless, it is one of my favourite underground lines. Travelling on the district line is certainly a pleasant and funny experience in spite of the existence of a few drawbacks.


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