Mile End tube station
Entrance on Mile End Road
Location of Mile End in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||4|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Whitechapel and Bow Railway|
|1946||Central line started|
|1950||Ownership transferred to London Transport|
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The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel & Bow Railway. Electrified services started in 1905. Services were provided by the District line with the Hammersmith & City line (then the Metropolitan line) following in 1936. In 1946 the station was expanded and rebuilt as part of the Central line eastern extension with services starting on 4 December 1946. The station passed to London Underground in 1950.
On 5 July 2007, a Central line train was derailed when it hit a roll of fire blanket which had been blown out of a cross passage between the two tunnels by the strong cross winds.
In November 2009, part of a plastic barrier broke off from a departing train and struck three commuters. One woman suffered a 5 cm cut in her forehead and TfL faces a fine of up to £20,000 after admitting liability in the case.
The station today
|Mile End–Bow Road|
Mile End is the only subterranean station on the network that offers cross-platform interchange between 'tube' (Central Line) and 'sub-surface' (District and Hammersmith & City Line) trains. The station takes its name from the A11 Mile End Road, which itself is named after a milestone signifying the point one mile (1.6 km) east of the boundary of the City of London. However, the stone's position was actually closer to Stepney Green than Mile End station itself, which is further east, on the junction with Burdett Road.
The station is currently undergoing renovation works. Metronet, a TfL Public–private partnership company, got as far as stripping the station bare before the company collapsed in 2008. After a short change over period TfL continued the renovation work.
Notable local places
This station is close to Victoria Park and Mile End Park, as well as the Regent's Canal. Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Hospital and the now closed St. Clements Hospital, part of the Royal London Hospital, are nearby.
It is served by several bus routes, including routes 25, 205, 277, 309, 323, 339, 425, D6 and D7.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- "Transport Act, 1947". The London Gazette. 27 January 1950. p. 480. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
- Rail Accident Report - Derailment of a London Underground Central Line train near Mile End station 5 July 2007. Department of Transport - Rail Accident Investigation Branch. January 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- "Passengers struck by Tube train". BBC News. 18 November 2009.
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