Edgware Road tube station (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines)

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Edgware Road
London Underground
Edgware Road stn (Circle line) building.JPG
Station entrance
Edgware Road is located in Central London
Edgware Road

Location of Edgware Road in Central London
LocationEdgware Road
Local authorityCity of Westminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms4
Fare zone1
OSIMarylebone NR [1]

London Underground annual entry and exit
2009Increase 6.800 million[2]
2010Decrease 5.890 million[3]
2011Increase 5.94 million[4]

1863Opened

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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′12″N 0°10′04″W / 51.52°N 0.167778°W / 51.52; -0.167778
 
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Edgware Road
London Underground
Edgware Road stn (Circle line) building.JPG
Station entrance
Edgware Road is located in Central London
Edgware Road

Location of Edgware Road in Central London
LocationEdgware Road
Local authorityCity of Westminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms4
Fare zone1
OSIMarylebone NR [1]

London Underground annual entry and exit
2009Increase 6.800 million[2]
2010Decrease 5.890 million[3]
2011Increase 5.94 million[4]

1863Opened

Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′12″N 0°10′04″W / 51.52°N 0.167778°W / 51.52; -0.167778

Edgware Road tube station on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines is a London Underground station on the corner of Chapel Street and Cabbell Street in Travelcard zone 1. A separate station of the same name but on the Bakerloo line is located about 150 metres away on the opposite side of Marylebone Road.

There have been proposals in the past to rename one of the Edgware Road stations to avoid confusion.[5] Neither of them should be confused with the Edgware tube station on the Northern line.

History[edit]

Metropolitan locomotive leaving Edgware Road, at the junction beneath Praed Street

This station was part of the world's first underground railway when it was opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon on 1 October 1863.

It was the site of one of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. Mohammad Sidique Khan detonated a bomb at about 8:50am, on board a westbound Circle line train as it was leaving the station, killing six passengers.

The station was used in New Tricks series 8 episode called End of the Line which aired in 2011.[6]

The station today[edit]

The station lies in a cutting open to the atmosphere, not in a tunnel. The station serves the cut-and-cover routes of the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines, forming the northern terminus for the last-named line's service to Wimbledon.

To the east of the station, the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines share the same tracks towards Baker Street. To the west all three lines run to Paddington, but the routes to Hammersmith and the Circle and District Line trains via High Street Kensington diverge at Praed Street Junction to separate stations within the Paddington complex.

Since December 2009, Circle line trains call at the station twice on each journey: initially as a through service from Hammersmith towards Liverpool Street, then as the terminus for that same service completing the loop via Victoria (or the same journey in reverse). There are no longer through trains here between the northern part of the Circle line and its western part.

The usual service pattern is: platform 1 for outer rail services to Kings Cross, Liverpool Street and beyond, platform 2 for circle line to High Street Kensington and Victoria, platform 3 for district line trains to Earls Court and Wimbledon, and platform 4 (inner rail) for Shepherds Bush Market and Hammersmith. This may vary in times of disruption - trains can go east from any of platforms 1 2 and 3 and to any of the westbound destinations from platforms 2 3 or 4.

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 18, 27, 205 and night route N18.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Call to rename twin Tube stations". BBC News. 14 September 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-21. 
  6. ^ "End of the Line". 8. 11 July 2011. BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012m93z.
  Through services  
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towards Hammersmith
Circle line
towards Edgware Road (via Aldgate)
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking
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towards Hammersmith (via Tower Hill)
Circle lineTerminus
towards Wimbledon
District line
  Transfer via Edgware Road deep tube station  
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Bakerloo line
Transfer at: Edgware Road