Ruislip tube station

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Ruislip London Underground
Ruislip tube station - May 2011.jpg
Ruislip is located in Greater London
Ruislip
Ruislip
Location of Ruislip in Greater London
Location Ruislip
Local authority London Borough of Hillingdon
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes (Eastbound only)[1]
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 1.53 million[2]
2011 Increase 1.57 million[2]
2012 Increase 1.62 million[2]
2013 Increase 1.71 million[2]
Key dates
1904 Opened (Metropolitan)
1910 Start (District)
1933 End (District)
1933 Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964 Goods yard closed[3]
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1380983[4]
Added to list 4 August 2000
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′17″N 0°25′16″W / 51.5714°N 0.4211°W / 51.5714; -0.4211

Ruislip is a London Underground station in Ruislip in west London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip Manor and Ickenham stations. The station is located on Station Approach. It is in Travelcard Zone 6.

History[edit]

The first service from Harrow on the Hill to Uxbridge ran on 4 July 1904
Footbridge linking both platforms

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, Ruislip being the only intermediate stop. 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. The formation was made wide enough at Ruislip to enable another pair of tracks to be constructed as passing loops or additional platform roads. Neither has ever occurred.

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

The station's eastbound (Central London) platform is accessible. Wheelchair users who wish to travel in the Uxbridge direction must travel to Sudbury Town or Northwick Park and change direction there; when coming from Central London, they must continue until Hillingdon to change direction.

It is possible to reverse trains from west to east at Ruislip. Trains must detrain in the westbound platform and then continue for approximately half a mile to a siding. When leaving the siding, the train must come back the way it came and enters the eastbound platform by means of a crossover. Unfortunately, while this manoeuvre is carried out, both the westbound and eastbound services are held up. Therefore, this manoeuvre is usually only done by some peak-hour Piccadilly line trains due to the inconvenience it causes. There was formerly a crossover to the east of the station enabling trains to leave the westbound platform in an easterly direction, and a goods yard to the north of the line.

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 114; 331; 398; E7; H13; U1 and U10 serve the station.

See also[edit]

Other London Underground stations in Ruislip:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News (London Underground Railway Society) (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  4. ^ "Ruislip Station". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Archived from the original on 2014-02-17. 

External links[edit]

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towards Uxbridge
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District line
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