Colliers Wood tube station

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Colliers Wood London Underground
Colliers Wood stn entrance.JPG
The station entrance
Colliers Wood is located in Greater London
Colliers Wood
Colliers Wood
Location of Colliers Wood in Greater London
Location Colliers Wood
Local authority London Borough of Merton
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 5.56 million[1]
2011 Increase 5.57 million[1]
2012 Increase 5.68 million[1]
2013 Increase 5.79 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company City and South London Railway
Key dates
13 September 1926 Opened
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1080925[2]
Added to list 25 June 1987
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°25′06″N 0°10′41″W / 51.4183°N 0.178°W / 51.4183; -0.178

Colliers Wood is a London Underground station in South London. The station is on the Northern line, between Tooting Broadway and South Wimbledon stations. It is located at the corner of Merton High Street (A24) and Christchurch Road. The station is in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway south from Clapham Common.[3]

Along with the other stations on the Morden extension, the building was designed by architect Charles Holden. They were Holden's first major project for the Underground.[4] He was selected by Frank Pick, general manager of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL), to design the stations after he was dissatisfied with designs produced by the UERL's own architect, Stanley Heaps.[5] Built with a shop to each side, the modernist design takes the form of a double-height three-sided box clad in white Portland stone with a three-part glazed screen on the front façade divided by columns of which the capitals are three-dimensional versions of the Underground roundel. The central panel of the screen contains a large version of the roundel. The station is a Grade II listed building.[2][note 1]

The station is close to Merton Bus garage which opened in 1913. The public house across the road is named "The Charles Holden" in honour of the station's architect.[8]

Connections[edit]

London Bus routes 57, 131, 152, 200, 219, 470 and night route N155 serves the station.

Gallery[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Holden's other stations on the Morden extension at Clapham South, Balham, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway and South Wimbledon are also listed Grade II.[6][7]

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 Historic England. "Colliers Wood London Regional Transport Station (1080925)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Day, John R; Reed, John (2010) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (11th ed.). Capital Transport. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-85414-341-9. 
  4. ^ Martin, Andrew (2013) [2012]. Underground Overground. Profile Books. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-84668-478-4. 
  5. ^ Orsini, Fiona (2010). Underground Journeys: Charles Holden's designs for London Transport. V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Listed buildings and borough history". Wandsworth London Borough Council. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ Listed Buildings: A Guide for Owners (Report). Merton London Borough Council. p. 11. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Charles Holden". The New Pub Company. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

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towards Morden
Northern line