Boston Manor tube station

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Boston Manor London Underground
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Boston Manor is located in Greater London
Boston Manor
Boston Manor
Location of Boston Manor in Greater London
Location Boston Manor
Local authority London Borough of Hounslow
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 1.87 million[1]
2011 Increase 1.98 million[1]
2012 Decrease 1.95 million[1]
2013 Increase 2.08 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company District Railway
Key dates
1 May 1883 Opened as Boston Road
11 December 1911 Renamed Boston Manor
13 March 1933 Piccadilly line service introduced
9 October 1964 District line service ceased
Listed status
Listing grade II*
Entry number 1063901[2]
Added to list 21 March 2002
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°29′45″N 0°19′30″W / 51.4958°N 0.325°W / 51.4958; -0.325

Boston Manor is a London Underground station serving the Boston Manor area between Brentford and Hanwell in west London. The station is on the Heathrow branch of the Underground's Piccadilly line, between Osterley and Northfields stations. The station is located on Boston Manor Road (A3002) in the London Borough of Hounslow, just to the south-west of the boundary with the London Borough of Ealing. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

Boston Manor Station in 1961

Boston Manor station was opened by the District Railway (DR), on 1 May 1883 on a line to Hounslow Town (located on Hounslow High Street but now closed). The station was originally named Boston Road. The signs on the platforms gave the name as Boston Manor for Hanwell.

Electrification of the DR's tracks took place between 1903 and 1905 with electric trains replacing steam trains on the Hounslow branch from 13 June 1905. The station was given its current name on 11 December 1911.

Between 1932 and 1934 the station was rebuilt to replace the 1883 station building. The new station was designed by Stanley Heaps in the modern European style used elsewhere on the Piccadilly line by Charles Holden.[3] The design uses brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Occupying a narrow site because of the approach to the adjoining depot, the station was built out over the tracks. The distinctive tower feature, with an illuminated leading edge and roundel rises high above the low structure and helps identify the station from a distance, was strongly influenced by contemporary Dutch and German architecture and was intended to create a landmark building amid an area of low-rise suburban housing.

Piccadilly line services, which had been running as far as Northfields since January 1933 were extended to run to Hounslow West on 13 March 1933 when the partially completed Boston Manor station was opened to passengers. Building works were completed on 25 March 1934.

District line services were withdrawn on 9 October 1964.

The station, architecturally noted for Holden's Art Deco design, was granted Grade II Listed status on 21 March 2002. On 9 January 2013, the station appeared on a British postage stamp as part of a set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first London underground train journey. The stamp's caption read "Boston Manor Art Deco Station".[4]

Connections[edit]

  • London Buses routes 195 and E8 serve the station.
  • There is also a minicab firm inside the station.

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. ^ "Boston Manor Underground Station". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. 
  3. ^ Day, John R.; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. "The LPTB Takes Over". The Story of London's Underground. Capital Transport. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-85414-316-7. 
  4. ^ "Royal Mail celebrates 150 years of the London Underground" (Press release). Royal Mail. 8 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. 

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