Marble Arch tube station

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Marble Arch
London Underground
Marble Arch stn entrance.JPG
Marble Arch is located in Central London
Marble Arch
Marble Arch
Location of Marble Arch in Central London
Location Oxford Street
Local authority Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 17.79 million[1]
2011 Decrease 16.87 million[2]
2012 Decrease 15.69 million[2]
2013 Increase 16.36 million[2]
Key dates
1900 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′49″N 0°09′30″W / 51.5136°N 0.1583°W / 51.5136; -0.1583

Marble Arch is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster. The station is between Lancaster Gate and Bond Street stations on the Central line, and is in Travelcard Zone 1.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway (CLR).

Like all the original stations on the CLR, Marble Arch was served by lifts to the platforms but the station was reconstructed in the early 1930s to accommodate escalators. This saw the closure of the original station building, designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures, that was situated on the corner of Quebec Street and Oxford Street, and a replacement sub-surface ticket hall opened further to the west. The new arrangements came into use on 15 August 1932. The original surface building was later demolished.

The platforms, originally lined in plain white tiles, were refitted with decorative vitreous enamel panels in 1985. The panel graphics were designed by Annabel Grey.[3]

The station was modernised (2010) resulting in new finishes in all areas of the station, apart from the retention of various of the decorative enamel panels at platform level.

The station today[edit]

The station is named after the Marble Arch nearby and is located at the north east side of the Marble Arch junction, at the western end of Oxford Street.

There is a shunting neck to the west of the station allowing trains from Oxford Circus to terminate here.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 2; 10; 16; 30; 36; 73; 74; 82; 94; 98; 113; 137; 148; 159; 274; 390; 414 and 436 serve the station.

See also[edit]

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. ^ Underground Architecture; David Lawrence; Capital Transport;1994
  4. ^ Gary P Nunn Lost Gonzo Band London Homesick Blues - YouTube

External links[edit]

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