Tooting Broadway tube station

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Tooting Broadway London Underground
Tooting Broadway stn building.JPG
The station entrance and statue of Edward VII
Tooting Broadway is located in Greater London
Tooting Broadway
Tooting Broadway
Location of Tooting Broadway 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 12.87 million[1]
2011 Increase 13.04 million[2]
2012 Increase 13.23 million[2]
2013 Increase 13.51 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company City and South London Railway
Key dates
1926 Opened (C&SLR)
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1065478[3]
Added to list 16 June 1987
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°25′40″N 0°10′05″W / 51.427778°N 0.168°W / 51.427778; -0.168

Tooting Broadway is a London Underground station in Tooting, South London. The station is on the Northern line, between Tooting Bec and Colliers Wood stations. It is located on the corner of Tooting High Street (A24) and Mitcham Road (A217). The station is in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

The station was designed by Charles Holden and was 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.

Southbound trains can terminate at Tooting Broadway on occasion rather than continue on to the end of the line at Morden, which is three stations to the south. To return north, out of service trains run south from the southbound platform into a reversing siding between the two running tunnels before reversing and running north through points on to the northbound platform where they return into service.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 44; 57; 77; 127; 131; 155; 219; 264; 270; 280; 333; 355; 493; G1 and night routes N44, 57, N155; 264 serve the station.

Trivia[edit]

  • Tooting Broadway station features in the opening credits of series 1, 2 and 3 of the BBC comedy "Citizen Smith" and again in the closing sequence of the very last episode.
  • The building used to be a bank before the station was built here. Down in the basement (at the level of the escalator machinery) the old safe door is still present - too heavy to be removed now.
  • It is featured in the Kitchens of Distinction song "On Tooting Broadway Station".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "TOOTING BROADWAY STATION (INCLUDING ABOVE GROUND BUILDING AND SUB SURFACE PLATFORMS AND PASSAGES)". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 

External links[edit]

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