Warwick Avenue tube station

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Warwick Avenue London Underground
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Warwick Avenue is located in Central London
Warwick Avenue
Warwick Avenue
Location of Warwick Avenue in Central London
Location Little Venice
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 4.31 million[1]
2011 Decrease 4.30 million[1]
2012 Increase 4.31 million[1]
2013 Increase 4.62 million[1]
Key dates
1915 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′24″N 0°11′01″W / 51.523270°N 0.183677°W / 51.523270; -0.183677

Warwick Avenue tube station 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.

Warwick Avenue opened on 31 January 1915 on the Bakerloo line's extension from Paddington to Queen's Park.[2] 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.[3]

There are no surface buildings 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.[4] 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.

Connections[edit]

London Bus Routes 6, 46, 187 and 414 serve the station.

A regular waterbus service runs from nearby Little Venice along the Regent's Canal; during the summer months boats depart hourly towards London Zoo and Camden Lock.

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.

Duffy song[edit]

"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.

See also[edit]

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. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  3. ^ Harris, Cyril M. (2006) [1977]. What's in a name?. Capital Transport. p. 74. ISBN 1-85414-241-0. 
  4. ^ 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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