Snaresbrook tube station

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Snaresbrook
London Underground
Snaresbrook station building.JPG
Station entrance
Snaresbrook is located in Greater London
Snaresbrook
Snaresbrook

Location of Snaresbrook in Greater London
Location Snaresbrook
Local authority London Borough of Redbridge
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2007 Increase 2.160 million[1]
2008 Increase 2.220 million[2]
2009 Increase 2.433 million[3]
2010 Decrease 2.42 million[4]
2011 Increase 2.60 million[5]
2012 Decrease 2.54 million[5]
Key dates
1856 Opened
1947 Central line service commenced
1949 Goods yard closed[6]
1970 Final British Rail service
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′51″N 0°01′18″E / 51.58083°N 0.02166°E / 51.58083; 0.02166

Snaresbrook station is a London Underground station on the Central line, located in Snaresbrook. The station is in Zone 4, between Leytonstone and South Woodford tube stations.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway on 22 August 1856 as part of the Eastern Counties Railway branch to Loughton, which was eventually extended to Epping and Ongar in 1865. The station then formed part of the Great Eastern Railway's system until that company was merged into the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923. The station was subsequently transferred to form part of London Underground's Central Line from 14 December 1947. This formed a part of the long planned, and delayed, Eastern Extension of the Central line that was part of the London Passenger Transport Board's "New Works Programme" of 1935 - 1940.

The station was partially reconstructed in 1893, the most notable feature being the provision of a bay platform that remained in use until transfer to the Underground.

The station is a fine survivor of a Victorian suburban station, with later additions, and includes a brick built station building as well as extensive cast iron and timber canopies to the platforms. A small secondary ticket office, serving the westbound platforms, was constructed in c.1948 but this is now unused. Also of note, dating from the same date, are the examples of the concrete roundels (some combined with lamp posts) found on the platforms.

The station today[edit]

In addition to the main building, an alternative exit open at peak hours is available directly on the south side of Wanstead High Street, with another open all day on the north side of the same road accessible via footbridge running parallel to the railway.

Transport links[edit]

London night routes N55.

Route Number Route Via Operator Operation
W12 Handicapped/disabled access Walthamstow Coppermill Lane to Wanstead Station London Underground Walthamstow Central National RailLondon Underground, Whipps Cross Hospital, South Woodford London Underground HCT Group Daily. London Buses service. Times
W13 Handicapped/disabled access Woodford Wells to Leytonstone Station London Underground Woodford Green, Snaresbrook London Underground, Wanstead London Underground HCT Group Daily. London Buses service. Times
W14 Handicapped/disabled access Leyton Asda to Woodford Bridge South Woodford London Underground, Wanstead London Underground, Leytonstone London Underground Tower Transit Daily. London Buses service. Times

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2007". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  • London Underground Stations; David Leboff; Ian Allan; London; 1994
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Central line
Epping branch
towards Epping