Barkingside tube station

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Barkingside
London Underground
Barkingside full stn building.JPG
Station entrance
Barkingside is located in Greater London
Barkingside

Location of Barkingside in Greater London
LocationBarkingside
Local authorityLondon Borough of Redbridge
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4

London Underground annual entry and exit
20050.539 million[1]
20060.620 million[2]
2007Increase 0.859 million[3]
2008Increase 0.950 million[4]
2009Increase 0.975 million[5]
2010Increase 1,080 million[6]

1903Opened (GER)
1947Closed (LNER)
1948Opened (Central line)
4 October 1965Goods yard closed[7]

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Barkingside
London Underground
Barkingside full stn building.JPG
Station entrance
Barkingside is located in Greater London
Barkingside

Location of Barkingside in Greater London
LocationBarkingside
Local authorityLondon Borough of Redbridge
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4

London Underground annual entry and exit
20050.539 million[1]
20060.620 million[2]
2007Increase 0.859 million[3]
2008Increase 0.950 million[4]
2009Increase 0.975 million[5]
2010Increase 1,080 million[6]

1903Opened (GER)
1947Closed (LNER)
1948Opened (Central line)
4 October 1965Goods yard closed[7]

Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°35′05″N 0°05′19″E / 51.5848°N 0.0886°E / 51.5848; 0.0886

Barkingside tube station is a London Underground station on the Central Line. It has been in Travelcard Zone 4 since 2 January 2007. It is on the eastern edge of Barkingside in the London Borough of Redbridge, at the end of a cul-de-sac called Station Road. The station is above ground and has two platforms - westbound and eastbound.

History[edit]

The station originally opened on 1 May 1903, as part of a Great Eastern Railway (GER) branch line from Woodford to Ilford via Hainault. This "Fairlop Loop", designed to stimulate suburban growth had a chequered history and Barkingside station was temporarily closed to passenger traffic, due to World War 1 economies, from 22 May 1916 until 30 June 1919. As a consequence of the 1921 Railways Act, the GER was merged with other railway companies in 1923 to become part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).

The station in 1961

As part of the 1935 - 1940 "New Works Programme" of the London Passenger Transport Board the majority of the loop was to be transferred to form the eastern extensions of the Central Line. Although work commenced in 1938 it was suspended upon the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and work only recommenced in 1946. Steam train services serving Barkingside were suspended on 29 November 1947 and electrified Central line passenger services, to Central London via Gants Hill, finally commenced on 31 May 1948. The line from Newbury Park to Hainault through Barkingside had been electrified for empty train movements to the new depot at Hainault from 14 December 1947.

Few alterations took place to the station upon transfer to the Underground. Barkingside station is a "Grade II" listed building, marking it as a structure of architectural significance[8]. Probably designed under the direction of W. N. Ashbee, the GER architect, it is dominated by a substantial brick building, surmounted by a cupola. The interior is notable for the fine hammerbeam roof to the ticket hall. Both platforms retain the ornate canopies with the "GER" initials still visible in the bracketry.

The station is next door to the home of Barkingside F.C.

Transport links[edit]

Route NumberRouteViaOperatorOperation
169 Handicapped/disabled accessBarking Town Centre National RailLondon UndergroundLondon Overground to Clayhall The GladeIlford National Rail, Newbury Park, Barkingside London UndergroundStagecoach LondonDaily. London Buses service. Times
247 Handicapped/disabled accessBarkingside Station London Underground to Romford Station National RailHainault London Underground, Collier RowStagecoach LondonDaily. London Buses service. Times

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2005". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2006". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2007". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  8. ^ http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1081012

External links[edit]

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Hainault loop
towards Hainault or
Woodford (via Hainault)