Theydon Bois tube station

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Theydon Bois
London Underground
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Station entrance
Theydon Bois is located in Essex
Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois
Location of Theydon Bois in Essex
Location Theydon Bois
Local authority Epping Forest
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2007 Increase 0.641 million[1]
2008 Increase 0.650 million[2]
2009 Increase 0.674 million[3]
2010 Decrease 0.662 million[4]
2011 Increase 0.740 million[5]
2012 Increase 0.746 million[5]
Key dates
1865 Opened
18 April 1966 Goods yard closed[6]
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°40′18″N 0°06′12″E / 51.67166°N 0.10333°E / 51.67166; 0.10333

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.

History[edit]

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 1935-40 New Works Programme projected the extension of the Central line over this LNER route. However, the further extension of the Central line from its new eastern terminus at Loughton was not clear cut. Considerable high level discussions were held regarding the further extension to the Central line from Loughton to Epping. Eventually the presence of new housing estates, including a large London County Council estate in Loughton with over 4,000 housing units, swung the decision[citation needed] in favour of continuing and Theydon Bois opened as an intermediate station on the Central line on 25 September 1949.

The station today[edit]

As of 5 February 2006, the station is one of the first on the network to operate without a staffed ticket office.[7]

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. 
  7. ^ "New ticket office opening hours from February 5". Transport for London. 3 February 2006. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
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