Bond Street station

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Bond Street London Underground
Bond Street stn entrance Oxford St.JPG
Western entrance through West One arcade
Bond Street is located in Central London
Bond Street
Bond Street
Location of Bond Street in Central London
Location Oxford Street
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 36.87 million[1]
2011 Decrease 36.02 million[1]
2012 Increase 38.07 million[1]
2013 Increase 39.65 million[1]
Key dates
1900 Opened (Central line)
1979 Opened (Jubilee line)
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°09′00″W / 51.514°N 0.15°W / 51.514; -0.15

Bond Street is a London Underground and future Crossrail station on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street. Note that the street-level entrances are approximately 200 metres west of New Bond Street itself. The actual entrance to the station is inside the West One shopping arcade on the corner of Oxford Street and Davies Street.

The station is on the Central line between Marble Arch and Oxford Circus and on the Jubilee line, between Baker Street and Green Park. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

History[edit]

The station was first opened on 24 September 1900 by the Central London Railway, three months after the first stations on the Central line opened.[2] The surface building was designed, in common with all original CLR stations, by the architect Harry Bell Measures. Bond Street does not appear on the Central London Railway's original plans which include, instead, a proposed Davies Street station.[2]

In 1909, Harry Selfridge proposed a subway link to his new Selfridges store to the west, and the renaming of the station as "Selfridges". Contemporary opposition quashed the idea.

The station has seen several major reconstructions. The first, which saw the original lifts replaced by escalators, a new sub-surface ticket hall and a new façade to the station, designed by the architect Charles Holden, came into use on 8 June 1926. This was demolished with the construction of the "West One" shopping arcade in the 1980s, a period that had also seen the Jubilee line services to this station commence on 1 May 1979. Some slight elements of the original facade do survive above the eastern entrance to the station.

In 2007 the station underwent a major modernisation, removing the murals installed on the Central line platforms in the 1980s and replacing them with plain white tiles, in a style similar to those when the station opened in 1900.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 2; 6; 7; 10; 13; 23; 30; 73; 74; 82; 94; 98; 137; 139; 159; 189; 274; 390 and night routes N2; N7; N13; N73; N98 and N207 serve the station.

Future developments[edit]

Crossrail line 1 will call at Bond Street. Services are due to commence in 2018.[3] The station will be reconstructed to accommodate the extra platforms and increased pedestrian traffic. This will include a new street level entrance on the north side of Oxford Street. The station is to become one of many newly made "step free" stations. This means that there will be lifts to provide a step free way to access the platforms.

As part of the station reconstruction, Jubilee line trains will be non-stopping at Bond Street for a 6-month period in 2014, to allow for new shaft excavation.

Nearby places of interest[edit]

Cultural references[edit]

The station and line are mentioned in the refrain to the 1969 Sweet Thursday song "Gilbert Street".

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Henry Eliot and Tom Meltzer (9 January 2013). "What to see near Bond Street: a guide to London by tube". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

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