Woodford tube station

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Woodford
London Underground
Woodford Station.jpg
Station entrance
Woodford is located in Greater London
Woodford
Woodford
Location of Woodford in Greater London
LocationWoodford
Local authorityLondon Borough of Redbridge
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms3
AccessibleYes [1]
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2007Increase 4.247 million[2]
2008Increase 4.350 million[3]
2009Increase 4.477 million[4]
2010Decrease 4.45 million[5]
2011Increase 4.89 million[6]
2012Decrease 4.86 million[6]
Key dates
1856 (1856)Opened
18 April 1966Goods yard closed[7]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°36′22″N 0°02′03″E / 51.606°N 0.0341°E / 51.606; 0.0341
 
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Woodford
London Underground
Woodford Station.jpg
Station entrance
Woodford is located in Greater London
Woodford
Woodford
Location of Woodford in Greater London
LocationWoodford
Local authorityLondon Borough of Redbridge
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms3
AccessibleYes [1]
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2007Increase 4.247 million[2]
2008Increase 4.350 million[3]
2009Increase 4.477 million[4]
2010Decrease 4.45 million[5]
2011Increase 4.89 million[6]
2012Decrease 4.86 million[6]
Key dates
1856 (1856)Opened
18 April 1966Goods yard closed[7]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°36′22″N 0°02′03″E / 51.606°N 0.0341°E / 51.606; 0.0341

Woodford is a London Underground station in Woodford in the London Borough of Redbridge, United Kingdom.

The station is on the Central line between South Woodford and Buckhurst Hill. The station is also a terminus for services via the Hainault loop.

History[edit]

The station was originally opened on 22 August 1856 as part of the Eastern Counties Railway branch to Loughton. Further alterations were carried out by the successor company, the Great Eastern Railway, including services to Ilford via the Fairlop Loop opened in 1903. After 1923 the station came under the control of the London & North Eastern Railway until transfer to the London Passenger Transport Board (LT) on 14 December 1947 as part of the extension of the Central Line services of the London Underground. The station acted as a terminus for the Central Line, with passengers transferring to a steam shuttle onwards towards Epping, until electric services commenced as far as Loughton (and around the 'loop' to Hainault) on 21 November 1948.

As part of the electrification carried out for the transfer to LT the original level crossing at the station, where Snakes Lane crossed the line, was closed and a bridge, to the south, was constructed. The original goods yard, which was closed in the late 1960s, now forms the car park.

It was once also suggested that the Victoria line could terminate at Woodford or South Woodford stations.[citation needed]

The Station today[edit]

The main western entrance is located off The Broadway with access to the station car park. The eastern entrance is located on Snakes Lane East. This entrance is closed in the late evening and the ticket office is no longer in use.

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 275 and 549 serve the station.

Route NumberRouteViaOperatorOperation
275 Handicapped/disabled accessWalthamstow St James Street Station National Rail to Barkingside TescoHighams Park, Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Walthamstow CentralStagecoach LondonDaily. London Buses service. Times
549 Handicapped/disabled accessSouth Woodford Station London Underground to Loughton Station London UndergroundWoodford London Underground, Buckhurst HillLondon UndergroundDocklands BusesMon-Sat except evenings. London Buses service. Times

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2007". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

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