Blackhorse Road station
Location of Blackhorse Road in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Waltham Forest|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||4|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|1894||National Rail opened|
|1968||Victoria line started|
|1981||BR station resited|
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Blackhorse Road station is a London Overground and London Underground station, which is located on the junction of Blackhorse Road/Blackhorse Lane with Forest Road in the Walthamstow neighbourhood of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in London, England. The station below ground is on the Victoria line of the London Underground and it is the penultimate station on the eastern end of that line. Above ground, the station is located approximately at the midpoint of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line of the London Overground. Ticket barriers control access to all platforms. Passengers, using Oyster cards, are required to tap on an interchange Oyster card reader when transferring between the two lines.
The station was opened on 19 July 1894 by the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway, and was originally situated east of Blackhorse Lane. The station was resited on 14 Dec. 1981 to provide better interchange with the tube station which had opened on 1 September 1968.
The underground station, like many stations on the Victoria line, was never completely finished. White ceiling panels were never fixed to the ceilings above the platforms; instead the steel tunnel segments were painted black and used to support the fixtures and fittings. This has had a detrimental effect on the lighting levels.
There are two distinct works of art at the station, both depicting black horses, in reference to the station's name. One is in the form of a tile motif depicting a black horse on a white cameo against a light blue background, identical to the Victoria line's colour. It was done by Hans Unger, who also did the tile motif at Seven Sisters tube station. The other is a mural of a black horse outside the station's entrance, by David McFall.
The station is on the Victoria line and the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking Line, in Travelcard Zone 3 and is the least used station on the Victoria line with 6.179 million passengers per year.
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Gospel Oak
|Gospel Oak to Barking Line||
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- The Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.Connor and B.Halford ISBN 0 947699 17 1
- Porter, Laura. "Blackhorse Road". GoLondon. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
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