Upton Park tube station

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Upton Park London Underground
Upton Park tube station 1.jpg
Main entrance on Green Street
Upton Park is located in Greater London
Upton Park
Upton Park
Location of Upton Park in Greater London
Location Upton Park
Local authority London Borough of Newham
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 10.550 million[1]
2011 Increase 11.010 million[2]
2012 Decrease 10.300 million[2]
2013 Increase 10.480 million[2]
Key dates
1877 Opened by LT&SR
1902 District line started
1962 London–Southend withdrawn
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°32′06″N 0°02′04″E / 51.535°N 0.0344°E / 51.535; 0.0344

Upton Park station is a London Underground station on the District and Hammersmith and City lines, on Green Street in the Upton Park area of the London Borough of Newham, east London. It is in Zone 3.

The station was opened by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR) in 1877. District line service began in 1902, and the Hammersmith & City (at that time the Metropolitan line) followed in 1936. LTSR services were withdrawn in 1962.

The station has two working platforms, one for each direction. Two other platforms used to serve the LTSR but are now disused.

Upton Park serves as the local tube station for the Boleyn Ground, the home ground of West Ham United football club. It is also adjacent to Queens Road Market.

History[edit]

Upton Park was the first station on the LT&SR to be built by a property developer.[3] Read was a developer who proposed the station and given approval designed and built a two platform station between the houses of Queen's Road and Harold Road. The station fronted Queen's Square on the corner of Green Street and Queen's Road opened in September 1877. The building was demolished in 1903/04 when the line was quadrupled and the present station constructed.

Upton Park tube station appears in the English slang term, "He/She is Upton Park - two stops short of Barking", indicating that the individual in question is slightly mad.[4]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 58; 104; 238; 330 and 376 serve the station.

Facilities[edit]

There are two ticket offices, two touch screen ticket machines, and three of the more traditional coin-only button machines.

At present there are no lifts at the station for disabled access, nor are there plans to install any in the near or distant future.

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. ^ The London, Tilbury & Southend Railway by Peter Kay ISBN 1-899890-19-X
  4. ^ "Two Stops from Upton Park". Martin Stirrup. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. 

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Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking
District line
towards Upminster