Edgware Road tube station


Edgware Road tube station

London stations| name = Edgware Road


manager = London Underground
zone = 1
locale = Edgware Road
borough = Westminster
start=1863
platforms= 4
tubeexits05= 5.224
tubeexits07= 5.993

Edgware Road tube station is a name shared by two separate stations on the London Underground. This article is about the station serving the Circle Line, District Line and Hammersmith and City Line. See Edgware Road tube station (Bakerloo Line) for the station on that line.

Both stations have entrances on Edgware Road, approximately 150 metres apart and on opposite sides of the Marylebone Road flyover and dual carriageway. Both stations are in Travelcard Zone 1, and neither should be confused with Edgware station at the northern end of the Northern Line. There have been proposals to solve this problem by renaming one of the stations, though "as of September 2007" there are no official plans to do so. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6994475.stm|title=BBC News: Call to rename twin Tube stations|accessdate=2007-09-14] .

History

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 one of the sites for the July 7th bombings.6 People died when Mohammad Sidique Khan detonated a bomb as the train was leaving the station

The station today

The station is located in a cutting, but is not in a tunnel. It serves the cut and cover routes of the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District Lines, forming the northern terminus for the latter's service to Wimbledon station.

To the east of the station the Circle and Hammersmith and City Lines share the same tracks to Baker Street. To the west all three lines run to Paddington station, but the Hammersmith and City Line diverges from the Circle and District lines to call at a separate station at the far end of Paddington mainline station. Edgware Road station is therefore the recommended interchange for westbound travellers.

It is located on the corner of Chapel Street and Cabbell Street.

ee also

*List of London Underground stations
*7 July 2005 London bombings

References

External links


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