Stepney Green tube station

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Stepney Green
London Underground
Stepney Green stn building.JPG
Stepney Green is located in Greater London
Stepney Green
Stepney Green
Location of Stepney Green in Greater London
Location Stepney
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 4.130 million[1]
2011 Increase 4.380 million[2]
2012 Increase 4.680 million[2]
2013 Increase 5.000 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company Whitechapel and Bow Railway
Key dates
1902 Opened
1950 Ownership transferred to London Transport
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′19″N 0°02′47″W / 51.521944°N 0.046389°W / 51.521944; -0.046389

Stepney Green tube station is a London Underground station on the corner of Mile End Road and Globe Road in the Stepney Green and Globe Town neighbourhoods of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in east London, England. The station is on the District line and the Hammersmith & City line. The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway, a joint venture between the District Railway and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. The station has been served by electric trains since 1905.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway, a joint venture between the District Railway and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. The new railway connected the District Railway at Whitechapel with the London, Tilbury and Southend at Bow.

Electrified District Railway services started in 1905. Hammersmith and City line services (then part of the Metropolitan line) started in 1936. The station passed to London Underground in 1950.[3]

Design[edit]

View of platforms

It is a sub surface station with two platforms. The ticket office is above ground and connected to the platforms by stairs. The layout and design of the station is largely unchanged with many original features intact. On the Westbound platform you will find one of the common countdown timers (found in most tube stations now) producing an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the next train, however the Eastbound platform still has one of the old signs which merely indicates the intended destination of the next train, with no indication of the ETA.

Location[edit]

Stepney Green is one of the two stations (the other being Mile End) serving the nearby Mile End campus of Queen Mary, University of London use, as both stations are located at each side of it.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 25; 205; 309; and night route N205 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. 
  3. ^ "Transport Act, 1947" (PDF). The London Gazette. 27 January 1950. p. 480. Archived from the original on 2013-07-30. 

External links[edit]

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towards Barking
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towards Upminster