Theydon Bois tube station
Location of Theydon Bois in Essex
|Local authority||Epping Forest|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Accessible||Yes (Eastbound only)|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|24 April 1865||Opened|
|25 September 1949||London Underground services start|
|18 April 1966||Goods yard closed|
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Theydon Bois is a London Underground station in the Epping Forest district of Essex. It is served by the Central line and is between Debden and Epping. For the purposes of fare charging it is in Zone 6.
The station was opened as "Theydon" by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on 24 April 1865, as an intermediate station on their Loughton-Ongar extension; the GER became part of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923. 'Milk trains' to Liverpool Street were a regular feature in the timetable until the underpass from Leyton to Stratford was built.
As part of the New Works Programme, 1935-1940, the LNER branch was transferred to London Underground, to form the part of the eastern extension of the Central line.
The station today
The station was one of the first on the Underground network to operate without a staffed ticket office. However, there is now a new ticket office operating.
Local bus route 541 serves the station.
Westbound platform looking north (eastbound) towards Epping
- "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- 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.
- "New ticket office opening hours from February 5". Transport for London. 3 February 2006. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
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