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
Accessible Yes (Eastbound only)[1]
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 0.66 million[2]
2011 Increase 0.74 million[2]
2012 Increase 0.76 million[2]
2013 Increase 0.82 million[2]
Key dates
24 April 1865 Opened
25 September 1949 London Underground services start[3]
18 April 1966 Goods yard closed[4]
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.


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[edit]

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.[5]


Local bus route 541 serves the station.



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

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