Bakerloo Line – what sort of a name is that, mate?


Just what does name ‘’Bakerloo’’ mean?

 

It is thought  that the Bakerloo line originated from the desire of a few London businessmen to get to and from Lord’s Cricket Ground as quickly as possible.

 

When the line opened between Baker Street and Lambeth North on 10 March 1906, more than 36,000 passengers were carried despite the fact that the cricket season had yet to start.

 

Originally known as the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway, the name was officially changed in July 1906 to the Bakerloo Railway reflecting the nickname coined by the Evening News. Elephant & Castle station opened in August 1906.

Nowadays , Bakerloo line carries more than 95 million passengers every year.

Hop on the Bakerloo line to The Stay Club @ Willesden Junction !!!

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