Gants Hill tube station

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Gants Hill
London Underground
Gants Hill stn interior concourse.JPG
Lower concourse
Gants Hill is located in Greater London
Gants Hill
Gants Hill
Location of Gants Hill in Greater London
Location Gants Hill
Local authority London Borough of Redbridge
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Increase 4.690 million[1]
2009 Increase 5.258 million[2]
2010 Increase 5.060 million[3]
Key dates
1947 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′36″N 0°03′58″E / 51.57666°N 0.06611°E / 51.57666; 0.06611

Gants Hill tube station is a London Underground station in Gants Hill, in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is served by the Central line and is in Zone 4. It is the easternmost station to be entirely below ground on the London Underground network.

History[edit]

Construction originally began in the 1930s but was suspended during the Second World War. During the war, the station was used as an air raid shelter and the tunnels as a munitions factory for Plessey electronics. The station was finally completed and opened on 14 December 1947. During planning, the names "Ilford North" and "Cranbrook" were considered.[4]

Design[edit]

The station, like many others on the same branch, was designed by notable Tube architect Charles Holden; during the planning period London Underground Holden advised on the construction of the new Moscow Metro, which is why the barrel-vaulted halls of Gants Hill echo many stations on the Russian capital's system.[5][6] There are three escalators from the ticket office to the platforms.

Location[edit]

The station is located beneath Gants Hill roundabout, and reached via the pedestrian subway under the roundabout.

Transport connections[edit]

Route Number Route Via Operator Operation
66 Handicapped/disabled access Leytonstone Station London Underground to Romford Station National Rail Wanstead London Underground, Redbridge London Underground, Gants Hill London Underground, Newbury Park London Underground Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
123 Handicapped/disabled access Ilford Hainault Street to Wood Green Bus Station Gants Hill London Underground, Walthamstow, Tottenham, Turnpike Lane London Underground Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
128 Handicapped/disabled access Claybury Broadway to Romford Station National Rail Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground, IlfordNational Rail Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
150 Handicapped/disabled access Chigwell Row to Becontree Heath Bus Station Hainault London Underground Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground, Ilford National Rail Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
167 Handicapped/disabled access Debden London Underground to Ilford Hainault Street Loughton London Underground, Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times
179 Handicapped/disabled access Chingford National Rail to Ilford Hainault Street Woodford Green, South Woodford London Underground, Gants Hill London Underground Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
296 Handicapped/disabled access Ilford Sainbury's to Romford Station National Rail Gants Hill London Underground, Newbury ParkLondon Underground, Rose Lane Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
396 Handicapped/disabled access Ilford Sainbury's to King George Hospital Gants Hill London Underground, Newbury ParkLondon Underground, Little Heath Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
462 Handicapped/disabled access Hainault The Lowe to Ilford Hainault Street Grange Hill London Underground, Barkingside, Gants Hill London Underground Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Harris, Cyril M. (2006) [1977]. What's in a name?. Capital Transport. p. 29. ISBN 1-85414-241-0. 
  5. ^ "Say What You Like About Joseph Stalin, At Least He Made The Underground Trains Run On Time". PooterGeek. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  6. ^ Lawrence, David (1994). Underground Architecture. Harrow: Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-160-0. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Central line
Hainault loop
towards Hainault or
Woodford (via Hainault)