Sudbury Town tube station

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Sudbury Town London Underground
Sudbury Town stn main entrance.JPG
Sudbury Town is located in Greater London
Sudbury Town
Sudbury Town
Location of Sudbury Town in Greater London
Location Sudbury
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 2.12 million[2]
2011 Decrease 2.06 million[2]
2012 Decrease 2.01 million[2]
2013 Decrease 1.98 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company District Railway
Key dates
28 June 1903 Station opened
4 July 1932 District line service replaced by Piccadilly line
Listed status
Listing grade II* (since 20 July 2011)
Entry number 1294594[3]
Added to list 19 February 1971
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°33′03″N 0°18′56″W / 51.5508°N 0.3156°W / 51.5508; -0.3156

Sudbury Town is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly line. The station is between Sudbury Hill and Alperton. It is located on Station Approach in Sudbury, a short distance from the junction of Bridgewater Road (A4005) and Harrow Road (A404). The forecourt of the station is known as Station Crescent. The station is in Travelcard Zone 4. The station is located in the London Borough of Brent, just to the north of the boundary with the London Borough of Ealing.

About 350m to the north is Sudbury & Harrow Road National Rail station.

History[edit]

Sudbury Town station was opened on 28 June 1903 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its new extension to South Harrow from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey.[4]

This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground's surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains.[5] The Deep level tube lines open at that time (City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.

The original station building was demolished in 1930 and 1931 and replaced by a new station in preparation for the handover of the branch from the District line to the Piccadilly line. The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Like the stations at Sudbury Hill to the north and Alperton to the south as well as others that Holden designed elsewhere for the east and west Piccadilly line extensions such as Acton Town and Oakwood, Sudbury Town station features a tall block-like ticket hall rising above a low horizontal structure that contains station facilities and shops. The brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof. Sudbury Town station is a Grade II* listed building.[6] Some of the original station signage uses a variation of the standard London Underground Johnston typeface with small serifs. This 'petit-serif' typeface was developed by Holden with Percy Delf Smith.

On 4 July 1932, the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line was replaced by the Piccadilly line.[4]

The station has recently been refurbished.

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is a train in each direction every ten minutes. Half of northbound trains terminate at Rayners Lane tube station and the other half continue to the terminus of the line at Uxbridge.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 204; 245; 487 and H17 serve the station.

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. ^ "Sudbury Town Underground Station". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Archived from the original on 2012-10-17. 
  4. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  5. ^ Feather, Clive. "District Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Archived from the original on 2000-03-03. 
  6. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. 

External links[edit]

Petit-serif variant of Johnston type
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
District line
(1903-1932)
towards Upminster