Tooting Bec tube station

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Tooting Bec London Underground
Tooting Bec stn west entrance.JPG
The station entrance
Tooting Bec is located in Greater London
Tooting Bec
Tooting Bec
Location of Tooting Bec in Greater London
Location Tooting
Local authority Wandsworth
Managed by London Underground
Owner London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 6.30 million[1]
2011 Increase 6.56 million[1]
2012 Increase 6.86 million[1]
2013 Increase 6.90 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company City and South London Railway
Key dates
13 September 1926 (1926-09-13) Opened as Trinity Road (Tooting Bec)
1 October 1950 Renamed Tooting Bec
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1065477[2]
Added to list 16 June 1987
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°26′09″N 0°09′32″W / 51.435833°N 0.159°W / 51.435833; -0.159

Tooting Bec (originally Trinity Road (Tooting Bec)) is a London Underground station in Tooting, South London. The station is on the Northern line, between Balham and Tooting Broadway stations. It is located on the junction of Trinity Road (heading north-west), Upper Tooting Road (south-west), Balham High Road (north-east), Tooting Bec Road (south-east) and Stapleton Road (also south-east). The station is in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

The narrow satellite building on the east side of the junction, which provides a pedestrian subway access to the main station premises.

The station was designed by Charles Holden and opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway, which is now part of the Northern line. Originally known as Trinity Road (Tooting Bec), it was given its present name on 1 October 1950.[3]

The narrow satellite building on the east side of the junction provides pedestrian subway access to the station and is unusual in that it has a large glazed roundel on each of the three panels of its glazed screen, as normally the Morden extension stations have the roundel in just the centre panel. For many years the northern panel of the screen was the sole example on any of the Morden extension stations to retain the 1920s "UNDERGROUND" lettering, the other stations' screens having been replaced with plain glass over the years. All the stations have now had the original motif replaced along with the flag-pole-mounted roundels that had been removed in the 1950s.

On the platforms the station has two examples of clocks from the Self Winding Clock Company of New York.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 155; 219; 249; 319; 355 and night route N155 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "TOOTING BEC STATION (INCLUDING ABOVE GROUND BUILDINGS AND SUB SURFACE PLATFORMS AND PASSAGES)". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 
  3. ^ http://underground-history.co.uk/renames.php

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External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Morden
Northern line