Ruislip Manor tube station

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Ruislip Manor London Underground
Ruislip Manor tube station 1.jpg
Ruislip Manor is located in Greater London
Ruislip Manor
Ruislip Manor
Location of Ruislip Manor in Greater London
Location Ruislip Manor
Local authority London Borough of Hillingdon
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 1.57 million[1]
2011 Increase 1.60 million[2]
2012 Increase 1.69 million[2]
2013 Increase 1.77 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
4 July 1904 Line opened
5 August 1912 Opened as Ruislip Manor Halt (Metropolitan & District lines)
12 February 1917 Closed
1 April 1919 Re-opened
? Renamed Ruislip Manor
23 October 1933 District line service replaced by Piccadilly line
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′24″N 0°24′45″W / 51.5733°N 0.4125°W / 51.5733; -0.4125

Ruislip Manor is a London Underground station in Ruislip Manor in west London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Eastcote and Ruislip stations. The station is located on Victoria Road, where the line crosses on a bridge: there are two curved entrances, with access to the platforms being by stairways. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. The closest station on the Central line is Ruislip Gardens.

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line through Ruislip Manor between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, the only intermediate stop being at Ruislip. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905.

Westbound platform looking east

On 1 March 1910, an extension of the District line from South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened enabling District line trains to serve stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge from that date.

Progressive development in the west Middlesex area over the next two decades lead to the gradual opening of additional stations along the Uxbridge branch to encourage the growth of new residential areas. Ruislip Manor opened on 5 August 1912 as Ruislip Manor Halt.

On 23 October 1933 District line services were replaced by Piccadilly line trains.

During the 1930s the number of passengers using the station increased greatly - from 17,000 in 1931 to 1.25m in 1937. To serve this enlarged number, a rebuilt station was opened on 26 June 1938.

The station was given a major overhaul during 2005-2006. Both platforms were sequentially rebuilt, resulting in trains not stopping at each platform for a period of approximately four months. Work was completed in Autumn 2006. Local Green Party members commented that improved disability access has not been included in this overhaul. The station has a seemingly above average number of stairs up to the platforms, as the station is raised a significant amount above street-height in order to allow tall vehicles to pass beneath the station bridge, which is immediately before the station.

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 114 and 398 serve the station.

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. 

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towards Uxbridge
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  Former services  
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towards Uxbridge
District line
(1912-1933)
towards Upminster