Theydon Bois tube station


Theydon Bois tube station

Theydon Bois is a London Underground station in the Epping Forest district of Essex. It is served by the Central Line and is between Debden and Epping. For the purposes of fare charging it is in Zone 6.

Theydon Bois station is the least used station in Zone 6, and is also the least used station on the Epping Branch, which covers stations from Snaresbrook - Epping.

History

The station was opened as "Theydon" by the Great Eastern Railway on April 24 1865. It was renamed "Theydon Bois" on December 1 1865. Central Line trains first served the station on September 25 1949. It has one of the longest platforms on the entire Underground, as the station was originally built and used by dairy farmers serving London. 'Milk trains' to Liverpool Street and Broad Street were a regular feature in the timetable until the underpass from Leyton to Stratford was built.

The station today

As of 5 February 2006, the station is one of the first on the network to operate without a staffed ticket office. [Transport for London, " [http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/3677.aspx New ticket office opening hours from February 5] ". 3 February 2006.]

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