Perivale tube station

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Perivale London Underground
Perivale station building.JPG
The unique curved station building designed by Charles Holden
Perivale is located in Greater London
Perivale
Perivale
Location of Perivale in Greater London
Location Perivale
Local authority London Borough of Ealing
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 2.04 million[1]
2011 Increase 2.08 million[1]
2012 Increase 2.16 million[1]
2013 Increase 2.24 million[1]
Key dates
1947 Opened
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1400747[2]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°32′12″N 0°19′24″W / 51.5366°N 0.3233°W / 51.5366; -0.3233

Perivale is a London Underground station in Perivale in north-west London. It is located on the West Ruislip branch of the Central line, between Greenford and Hanger Lane stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway opened "Perivale Halt" on 2 May 1904 but was closed when the current London Underground station was opened on 30 June 1947. It was designed in 1938 but completion was delayed by the Second World War. A planned tower and extended wing were never constructed, leaving the station smaller than intended.[3] In July 2011 the station was one of 16 London Underground stations made a Grade II listed building,[4]

Today[edit]

Located in the London Borough of Ealing, the station is on the Central line, between Hanger Lane and Greenford stations, in Travelcard Zone 4. The station's façade fronts onto Horsenden Lane South. Outside is a dry cleaner and a newsagent's kiosk, which is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 297 serve the station.

Local places of note[edit]

The Perivale Park industrial estate is nearby and many workers on the estate travel to and from work using the station. The station is also within walking distance of the Hoover Building and Tesco.

TV appearances[edit]

The front of the station featured briefly in the first episode of BBC TV show The Thick Of It (2005).

The station also featured in the BBC TV show The Fast Show during a "Fat Sweaty Coppers" sketch, during which the two policemen give chase to a criminal, and after briefly getting stuck in the barriers, "commandeer" a vehicle which turns out to be a fast food van, which they simply open up to order food.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Perivale Underground Station". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 
  3. ^ "London's listed Tube stations". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 

External Links[edit]

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towards West Ruislip
Central line
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)