Waterloo & City Line Reviews
Description:Also known as 'The Drain' this line was owned by British Rail until the mid eighties. The Waterloo & City Line is a ... more
Waterloo & City Line ... short underground railway line in London, which formally opened on 11 July 1898. It has only two stations, Waterloo and Bank (formerly called "City", and still within the City of London, hence the name). Between its stations, the line passes under the River Thames.
Newest Review: ... business areas or connecting onto other lines, at the Waterloo end of the line you can change onto the Bakerloo, Jubilee & Northern lines, ferries & National Rail services, and then at the other end of the line at Bank Station you can jump onto the Central, Circle, District or Northern lines plus the DLR. So the Waterloo & City line is very well connected to catch other lines or ... more
Customer Waterloo & City Line Reviews (6)
by - written on 29/03/10 (Useful, 185 readings)
The Waterloo & City Line is a very small line of the London Underground, infact its the smallest of lines with just 2 stations. The line is actually really old and a very busy line, even if it just goes from A to B and back again, it opened back in 1898. The line is intended mainly for commuters travelling between the two business areas or connecting onto other lines, at the Waterloo end of the line you can change onto the Bakerloo, Jubilee & Northern lines, ferries & National Rail services, and then at the other end of the line at Bank Station you can jump onto the Central, Circle, District or Northern lines plus the DLR. So the Waterloo & ... Read the complete review
by denglish - written on 03/12/09
I don't use this line but have noted on too many occasions that it is closed for all sorts of 'technical 'reasons. As a result I wouldn't want to rely on it for anything . There seems to be something wrong with it but people must be very used to this as most reviews are very positive .
by - written on 20/07/05 (Useful, 300 readings)
The Waterloo & City line offers a very quick link between Waterloo and Bank stations, which is of great use to the banking community and as Fenchurch street is only a 10 minute walk from Bank station it also provides a useful link from waterloo to the C2C services. The line consists of 5 trains serviced by Central line staff,and driven by Leytonstone based drivers. The trains themselves are fast and mostly reliable,only taking 4 minutes for the journey. The trains are 1992 stock which are almost identical to the Central line stock,the only main difference being that the W&C trains are driven manually 100% of the time as they are not equipped with ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/07/02, updated on 01/07/02 (Very useful, 163 readings)
I've used the "Waterloo and S***y" line for three years, on and off - and it's not as bad as it looks. When you step off the platform at Waterloo and see the crowds of people on the sloping platform and steps leading to the tunnels it can be quite soul-destroying, and the massed ranks of bored commuters flicking listlessly through the Metro is quite a sight. The queues aren't as bad as they look and move quite quickly - if the trains are running okay, that is. Otherwise, you can be there for forty minutes or more... As the quickest and most convenient link from, er, Waterloo to the City, the line is massively busy during the rush ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/08/01, updated on 03/08/01 (Very useful, 1505 readings)
For those of you who have never had the experiance of using the Waterloo and City line then I feel its my duty to warn you of what you might expect. As the name of the line suggests the line operates between Waterloo station and Bank station. Where this line differs from most of the other lines is that because it exists purely for the business community, there is no weekend service, and the last weekday service is at 9:30pm. Trains are frequent and when everything is running smoothly you should expect a train to turn up evry 2-5 minutes. Waterloo has only a huge ramp and a wide set of stairs as access to the platform fo this line. This can ... Read the complete review