The Jubilee Line was created by extending the former Baker Street to Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line, to Charing Cross via Bond Street and Green Park. Even earlier this section of the Bakerloo Line itself had taken over former Metropolitan line tracks in 1939.
When first planned, it was to be named the Fleet Line, but in 1977 it was renamed the Jubilee Line to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee that year. However due to construction delays it did not open until 1979. The line was further extended in 1999 to reach Stratford. The section of line between Green Park and Charing Cross was abandoned and the new line routed via Westminster and Waterloo. The line was opened in time to serve the Millennium Dome in 2000.
In this video we trace the Jubilee's origins through the Metropolitan and Bakerloo lines and take a detailed look at the line today. In its short history the line has had three generations of rolling stock, namely 1972 Mark II stock, 1983 stock and the present 1996 stock, as well as the 1986 prototype tube stock, all of which are seen in action. We see the 1938 tube stock in everyday service on the Bakerloo Line, as well as a visit to the Stanmore Open Day, which also saw 1960 stock operating between Stanmore and Neasden, plus a variety of other Underground rolling stock on display, and a visit to Stratford depot.
In 2009 the London Transport Museum's preserved 1938 stock toured the Jubilee Line between Stratford and West Hampstead and this is covered in some detail. The final section takes a comprehensive look at the line and its interchanges with all the other Underground lines, the DLR and National Rail services.
Produced by - J & K Video
Running time - 100 Minutes
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 and 16:9