Leyton tube station

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Leyton
London Underground
Leyton stn building.JPG
Entrance to Leyton High Road
Leyton is located in Greater London
Leyton
Leyton
Location of Leyton in Greater London
Location Leyton
Local authority London Borough of Waltham Forest
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Increase 12.65 million[1]
2009 Decrease 12.35 million[2]
2010 Increase 12.56 million[3]
2011 Increase 13.29 million[4]
2012 Decrease 12.86 million[4]
Key dates
1856 Opened (ECR)
1947 Started (Central line)
6 May 1968 Goods yard closed[5]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°33′24″N 0°00′19″W / 51.5566°N 0.0052°W / 51.5566; -0.0052

Leyton tube station is a London Underground station at Leyton. Situated opposite Leyton Mills at the end of Leyton High Road, it is on the Central line between Stratford and Leytonstone. It is in zone 3.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway on 22 August 1856 and was called "Low Leyton". It was renamed Leyton on 27 November 1868 by the Great Eastern Railway. The current station buildings largely date from the reconstruction of 1879, which saw the original level crossing replaced by a bridge, although some alterations were carried out in connection with the transfer of the station from the London & North Eastern Railway to London Underground as part of the eastern extensions of the Central line. The station was first served by the Central Line on 5 May 1947. Now demolished is the northern ticket office and entrance, opened in 1901, which was removed as part of the controversial M11 extension that was built adjacent to the station in the 1990s.

In September 2011, it was announced that the tube station's capacity was to be doubled, in order to cope with the predicted additional users of the station during the 2012 Olympic Games, and to ease the existing congestion. There was planned to be a new exit from the westbound platform onto Goodall Road, and two extra exits from the eastbound platform, to be used when needed. The work was due to be completed by June 2012, but did not materialise.

Notable local places[edit]

Leyton tube station serves Leyton Orient F.C. stadium.

Transport connections[edit]

Bus routes 58, 69, 97 and 158 pass by the station, while the W14, W15 and N26 are a couple of minutes down the road.

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. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 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. 
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Central line
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