Manor House tube station

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Manor House London Underground
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Manor House is located in Greater London
Manor House
Manor House
Location of Manor House in Greater London
Location Manor House
Local authority London Borough of Hackney/London Borough of Haringey
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2 and 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Steady 8.83 million[1]
2011 Increase 9.21 million[2]
2012 Increase 9.23 million[2]
2013 Increase 9.26 million[2]
Key dates
19 September 1932 Opened
Other information
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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′15″N 0°05′46″W / 51.5708°N 0.0961°W / 51.5708; -0.0961

Manor House tube station is a station on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3. It straddles the border between the London Boroughs of Hackney and Haringey, the postal address[3][4] and three of the entrances being in the former, and one entrance in the latter.

Description[edit]

The station, named after a nearby public house, is situated at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and Green Lanes and was designed by Charles Holden. Opened on 19 September 1932, it lies between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane tube stations. Like all stations on the Cockfosters extension, Manor House station set new aesthetic standards, not previously seen on London's Underground. The station was equipped with nine street level entrances, two of which gave access to tram routes to and from Tottenham, Edmonton and Stamford Hill via tramway island exits into Seven Sisters Road. The last of these tram services were withdrawn in 1938 and replaced by trolleybuses and the exits were removed in 1951. The sub-surface areas of the station were tiled in biscuit coloured tiles lined with blue friezes. These were refurbished in 2005. The station tunnels have, in common with those of Turnpike Lane and Wood Green, a diameter of 23 feet (7 metres) and were designed for the greater volume of traffic expected. In contrast, Bounds Green and Southgate have only 21 foot (6.4 metres) diameter platform tunnels. The construction of "suicide pits" between the rails was also innovative. These were built in connection with a system of passageways under the platforms to give access to the track.

Next to the northern exit are the remains of a tramway track, which leads into the rear of the former Metropolitan Electric Tramways Headquarters (M.E.T) building, later the Eastern Divisional Office of London Transport Buses.

Plan to transfer station to the Victoria line[edit]

During the planning of the Victoria line a proposal to transfer Manor House station to the Victoria line was put forward. New tunnels were also proposed for the Piccadilly line between Finsbury Park and Turnpike Lane, which would have considerably reduced the travelling time from outer North London to Central London. The inconvenience caused during re-construction, as well as the cost, ensured that the ideas were not pursued.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 29; 141; 253; 254; 259; 279; 341 and night routes N29; N253 and N279 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Manor House Tube Station". London Town. Archived from the original on 2004-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Manor House N4 1BX". London Town. Archived from the original on 2004-09-19. 
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