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In response to user feedback, we've included details of the colours which London Underground use for each line in their print Tube Map. We hope this proves helpful.

Transport for London/ London Underground uses the Pantone Matching System to reproduce the line colours on a Tube map. The colours are named beside the link to each line.

About this Section of Our Site


This is a text equivalent map of the London underground network in which the lines are listed alphabetically. Details of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Tramlink and London Overground services can be accessed from the Transport for London Services front page.

Transport for London Zones

The Greater London Area is divided into nine zones, for the purposes of regulating fares. The zone number for each station is included in our map, station finder and guides.

How to Use this Map

Each line is displayed in three columns: "STATION", "OTHER LINES SERVED" and "ZONE". Some of the lines have branches which are linked from the "OTHER LINES SERVED" column at the station where they join the main line.

Select the line you want and explore the network.

  Bakerloo - Pantone 470 brown
Central - Pantone 485 red
Circle - Pantone 116 yellow
District - Pantone 356 green (darker than Waterloo & City)
Hammersmith & City - Pantone 197 Pink
Jubilee - Pantone 430 grey
Metropolitan - Pantone 235 mauve
Northern - black
Piccadilly - Pantone 072 blue (darker than Victoria)
Victoria - Pantone 299 blue (lighter than Piccadilly)
Waterloo & City - Pantone 338 green (lighter than District)

Tube Hotels

We're pleased to report that we've teamed up with Tube Hotels, this site enables you to search for accommodation near London stations. You'll find links to the relevant page in their site on each of our London Underground and mainline station guides.

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