Maida Vale tube station

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Maida Vale
London Underground
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Maida Vale is located in Central London
Maida Vale
Maida Vale
Location of Maida Vale in Central London
Location Maida Vale
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Increase 3.210 million[1]
2009 Decrease 3.161 million[2]
2010 Decrease 3.070 million[3]
2011 Decrease 2.990 million[4]
2012 Increase 3.150 million[4]
Key dates
1915 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′47″N 0°11′08″W / 51.529785°N 0.185565°W / 51.529785; -0.185565

Maida Vale tube station is a London Underground station in Maida Vale in inner north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo line, between Kilburn Park and Warwick Avenue stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.

The station is 'Grade II' listed building being of architectural and historic interest. In 2009 the station won a National Railway Heritage Award, in the London Regional category, for the successful modernisation of an historic station.[5]

Transport links[edit]

Bus routes 16, 98 and 332, and Night Bus routes N16 and N98 serve Maida Vale road a short distance to the north-east.

In popular culture[edit]

The station surface building and the distinctive staircase mosaics feature in Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 film Downhill, as well as the 1983 film Runners, written by Stephen Poliakoff. Both films feature shots down the escalators, those in the earlier production being the original wooden versions.

The exterior was used for a scene in the 1974 film adaptation of the popular British television situation comedy Man About the House.

A scene shot at platform level—complete with arriving train—appears in the video for The Chemical Brothers' single Believe (2005).

Maida Vale tube station also features in a montage of scenes in the 2013 Richard Curtis film About Time, where the two main characters enter and leave the different platforms via the escalators.

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. ^ "Christmas comes early to Maida Vale Tube station" (Press release). Transport for London. 4 December 2009. 

External links[edit]

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