Hammersmith tube station (Hammersmith & City and Circle lines)

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Hammersmith London Underground
Hammersmith tube station (Hammersmith & City Line) in London, spring 2013 (2).JPG
Station entrance
Hammersmith is located in Greater London
Hammersmith
Hammersmith
Location of Hammersmith in Greater London
Location Hammersmith
Local authority London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 3
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 2
OSI Hammersmith (Piccadilly and District lines) [2]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 8.680 million[3]
2011 Increase 8.890 million[4]
2012 Decrease 8.640 million[4]
2013 Increase 8.960 million[4]
Key dates
1864 Opened
1868 Resited
1 February 1960 Goods yard closed[5]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°29′39″N 0°13′30″W / 51.494277°N 0.225037°W / 51.494277; -0.225037

Hammersmith tube station is a London Underground station in Hammersmith. It is the western terminus of the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2 and is a short walk from the station of the same name on the Piccadilly and District lines. The two stations are separated by Hammersmith Broadway. They are about 60 m (200 ft) apart door to door, although the positions of the pedestrian crossings on the Broadway makes it seem much longer on foot.[6] The Circle line has served Hammersmith since 13 December 2009. By June 2011 all of the platforms had been lengthened to accommodate the new and longer trains of the S Stock that first entered service on the Hammersmith and City Line from the beginning of July 2012. These new trains are seven cars in length instead of the six cars of C Stock that previously operated.

History[edit]

Hammersmith station (H&C and Circle lines)

The present station is situated on Beadon Road and opened on 1 December 1868, replacing the original station slightly north of here which opened on 13 June 1864 when the line extension was built from Paddington.

The Metropolitan Railway operated a service from Hammersmith to Richmond from 1877 over the lines of the London and South Western Railway from a junction just north of this station via an adjacent station at Hammersmith (Grove Road) and a viaduct connection to Ravenscourt Park. Part of this viaduct is still visible from Piccadilly and District line trains west of the Piccadilly and District line station. The extension closed on 31 December 1906 shortly after the introduction of electric trains on the line.

In popular culture[edit]

New building is constructed in the vicinity of the station

The station appears in the film Adulthood (2008), as well as an earlier version of the music video for Lily Allen's "LDN". Lily enters the station and boards a train with her red Raleigh Chopper bicycle, alighting at Ladbroke Grove station. The station also appears in the music video for "Bravo Lover" by Taiwanese Mandopop singer Jolin Tsai.

Depot[edit]

The Hammersmith depot is located just outside the station. It is used for general maintenance and storage of the S7 Stock trains which operate on the Hammersmith & City line.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 9; 10; 27; 33; 72; 190; 209; 211; 220; 266; 267; 283; 295; 391; 419; 485; H91 and night route N9; N11 and N97 serve the station and the nearby bus station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  6. ^ See here for a close-up map. The north of the two roundels is the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines station, the south one is the Piccadilly and District lines station.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus Circle line
towards Edgware Road (via Aldgate)
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking