Fulham Broadway tube station

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Fulham Broadway
London Underground
FulhamBroadway1.jpg
Fulham Broadway is located in Greater London
Fulham Broadway

Location of Fulham Broadway in Greater London
LocationWalham Green
Local authorityHammersmith and Fulham
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access [1]
Fare zone2

London Underground annual entry and exit
2009Increase 9.67 million[2]
2010Decrease 9.30 million[3]
2011Increase 9.56 million[4]
2012Decrease 9.50 million[4]

Original companyMetropolitan District Railway
1 March 1880Opened as Walham Green
2 March 1952Renamed Fulham Broadway

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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°28′50″N 0°11′41″W / 51.4806°N 0.1947°W / 51.4806; -0.1947
 
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Fulham Broadway
London Underground
FulhamBroadway1.jpg
Fulham Broadway is located in Greater London
Fulham Broadway

Location of Fulham Broadway in Greater London
LocationWalham Green
Local authorityHammersmith and Fulham
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access [1]
Fare zone2

London Underground annual entry and exit
2009Increase 9.67 million[2]
2010Decrease 9.30 million[3]
2011Increase 9.56 million[4]
2012Decrease 9.50 million[4]

Original companyMetropolitan District Railway
1 March 1880Opened as Walham Green
2 March 1952Renamed Fulham Broadway

Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°28′50″N 0°11′41″W / 51.4806°N 0.1947°W / 51.4806; -0.1947

Fulham Broadway is a London Underground station on the Wimbledon branch of the District Line. It is between West Brompton and Parsons Green stations and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is located on Fulham Broadway (A304). It is notable as the nearest station to Stamford Bridge stadium, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The London Oratory School is also nearby.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Walham Green on 1 March 1880 when the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) extended its line south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.

The original station building was replaced in 1905 with a new entrance designed by Harry W Ford to accommodate crowds for the newly built Stamford Bridge stadium. It is now a Grade II listed building.

The name was changed to its current form on 2 March 1952 after representations from Fulham Chamber of Commerce.

In 2003 the street-level station building was closed and a new entrance was opened within the adjacent Fulham Broadway shopping centre. The shopping centre has the motto "Life Begins At Fulham Broadway". The centre was partly built above what were the previously open-air sections of the platforms and the station facilities were improved to provide full wheelchair accessibility and to again improve the management of football crowds. (The station exit towards the shopping centre is closed on Chelsea F.C. matchdays; fans are directed towards a different exit at the northern end of the station.) The old station building was refurbished and occupied between 2005 and April 2010 by a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant. From July 2010 to February 2012 the site was home to Union Market which described itself as a farmers market with the convenience of a supermarket.[5] It retains many of the original station signs and architectural features, including the historic terracotta block facade.

Due to the area's poor Underground links, it is the station used locally by many residents of the western part of neighbouring Chelsea.

On the night of 21 May 2008, the station was the scene of riots following Chelsea's defeat by Manchester United in the Champions League Final.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (pdf). Transport for London. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  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. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Courtney, Adam. "Economy Bites as Union Market in Fulham is Forced to Close". Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Riots in London as Chelsea fans clash with police after Champions League defeat". Daily Mail (Daily Mail). 22 May 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2008. 

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 11, 14, 28, 211, 295, 391, 414, 424 and night routes N11 and N28.

External links[edit]

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