Warwick Avenue tube station
Location of Warwick Avenue in Central London
|Local authority||City of Westminster|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London Electric Railway|
|31 January 1915||Opened|
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Warwick Avenue is a London Underground station near Little Venice in inner north-west London. The station is on the Bakerloo line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.
The ticket hall and its ticket machines were destroyed by fire overnight on 17 September 1985, causing the station to be closed for the day.
Location and Station Layout
The station is located at the junction of Warwick Avenue, Warrington Crescent and Clifton Gardens. For a time prior to its opening, the proposed name for the station was Warrington Crescent.
There is no surface building and the station is accessed by two sets of steps to a sub-surface ticket hall. It was one of the first London Underground stations built specifically to use escalators rather than lifts. A plain, utilitarian brick ventilation shaft has been built on the traffic island in the middle of the road to improve underground ventilation of the tunnels.
London Bus Routes 6, 46, 187 and 414 serve the station.
The Regent's Canal and the Grand Union Canal are located to the south of the station which can be reached by going south down Warwick Avenue; it offers access to walk or cycle on the towpath. London Zoo and Regent's Park or Maida Hill and Westbourne Park can easily be reached via the towpath. As well as Paddington station and Little Venice and Paddington Basin nearby.
In popular culture
"Warwick Avenue" is also the name of a song that makes reference to the station by Welsh singer Duffy, released as a single in the UK and Ireland in May 2008. The song reached Number 3 in the UK Official Top 40.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
- "London Underground Ltd and Rapid Transit: Warwick Avenue Blaze". Journal of the Transport Ticket Society (Luton: Transport Ticket Society) (266): p. 78. February 1986. ISSN 0144-347X.
- Harris, Cyril M. (2006) . What's in a name?. Capital Transport. p. 74. ISBN 1-85414-241-0.
- The first escalator on the Underground was installed at Earl's Court in 1911. The first station built specifically for escalators was the new Central line station at Liverpool Street in 1912. All deep-tube stations built after 1913 were built with escalators - Wolmar, Christian (2004). "Beginning to Make Sense". The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever. Atlantic Books. pp. 205–206. ISBN 1-84354-023-1.
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