East Ham tube station

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East Ham
London Underground
East ham tube station london.jpg
Entrance to High Street North
East Ham is located in Greater London
East Ham
East Ham
Location of East Ham in Greater London
Location East Ham
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3 and 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 13.120 million[2]
2011 Increase 13.370 million[3]
2012 Decrease 13.310 million[3]
2013 Increase 13.580 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company London, Tilbury and Southend Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1858 Opened
1902 District line started
1936 Metropolitan line started
1948 Ownership transferred to British Railways
1962 London–Southend withdrawn
1969 Ownership transferred to London Transport
1988 Metropolitan line renamed Hammersmith & City line
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1245066[4]
Added to list 20 January 1999
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°32′20″N 0°03′06″E / 51.539°N 0.0516°E / 51.539; 0.0516

East Ham tube station is a London Underground station on High Street North in the East Ham neighbourhood of the London Borough of Newham in east London, England. The station is on the District line and Hammersmith & City line. The station was opened in 1858 by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway on a new more direct route from a Fenchurch Street to Barking. The large Edwardian station building was constructed to accommodate the electric District Railway services on an additional set of tracks opened in 1905. It has high and growing usage for a suburban station with 13.1 million entries and exits in 2010. It is in London fares zones 3 and 4.

History[edit]

The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LT&SR) direct line from Bow to Barking was constructed east to west through the middle of the Parish of East Ham in 1858. Prior to the building of the line trains took a longer route via Stratford and Forest Gate to the north. The new line initially also had stations at Bromley and Plaistow, with Upton Park added as the next station to the west of East Ham in 1877. District line, then known as the District Railway, service began in 1902.[5] The District line was electrified in 1905 over a second pair of tracks, and the service was cut back from Upminster to East Ham; the station then served as the eastern terminus, where passengers transferred to steam trains, until 1908 when electrification was extended to Barking. In 1936 the Metropolitan line service was introduced. In 1988 the station, along with other stations beyond Aldgate East, was transferred to the new Hammersmith & City line.[5]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 12 November 1959, passenger train overran signals and was in a rear-end collision with another standing at the station. Thirteen people were injured.[6]

Design[edit]

The station has two platforms, one for each direction. Much of the original Victorian station architecture has been retained and some restoration work was carried out during 2005. The disused platforms of the Fenchurch Street to Southend services, withdrawn in 1962, are to the south of the current platforms. A disused bay platform on the northern side of the station, closed in 1958, connected to the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway (now the Gospel Oak to Barking line) via a curve.[7]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 101; 104; 147; 238; 300; 325; 376 and 474 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "The National Heritage List for England". English Heritage. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Rose, D., The London Underground: A diagrammatic history, (1999)
  6. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1993). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 8. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 32. ISBN 0-906899-52-4. 
  7. ^ http://www.newhamstory.com/node/1674

External links[edit]

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