Most of the District line's services use sub-surface D stock, although the Wimbledon to Edgware Road service uses C stock, due to shorter platform lengths between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road. The D stock has been refurbished, having received the standard Underground livery of red, white and blue, having replaced the previous unpainted aluminium finish which is prone to damage by graffiti vandals. The stock also received a complete interior refurbishment and was fitted with CCTV and passenger information displays. The trains are maintained at Ealing Common Depot and Upminster Depot.
The TFL line diagram is available online.
In order from west to east
The Richmond and Ealing branches join just west of Turnham Green.
The Kensington (Olympia) branch joins the main line west of Earl's Court, and trains from it normally run to High Street Kensington.
The Wimbledon branch joins the main line west of Earl's Court.
(tph=trains per hour)
The only line to not have an interchange with the District Line is the Metropolitan Line, though they may have previously before much of the Metropolitan Line was taken over by the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.
c2c also serves Upminster, Barking, West Ham and Fenchurch Street (for Tower Hill). Tickets are interavailable between the two operators with Oyster Cards (including pay as you go) accepted on this part of c2c's route. South West Trains services occasionally operate on the Wimbledon Branch between East Putney and Wimbledon, often due to engineering works or problems on the mainline, although trains do not stop at any of the intermediate stations.
|West:||Crossings of the River Thames||East:|
|Kew Bridge|| Richmond branch,|
and Kew Gardens
|Putney Bridge|| Wimbledon branch,|
between Putney Bridge
and East Putney
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