Brixton tube station

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Brixton London Underground
Brixton Tube 2006-04-22.jpg
Station entrance
Brixton is located in Greater London
Location of Brixton in Greater London
Local authorityLambeth
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
OSIBrixton National Rail[3]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 30.83 million[4]
2016Increase 33.46 million[4]
2017Decrease 32.84 million[4]
2018Decrease 30.72 million[5]
2019Increase 32.03 million[6]
Key dates
23 July 1971Opened (Victoria line)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°27′45″N 0°06′54″W / 51.4626°N 0.1149°W / 51.4626; -0.1149Coordinates: 51°27′45″N 0°06′54″W / 51.4626°N 0.1149°W / 51.4626; -0.1149
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Brixton is a London Underground station on Brixton Road in Brixton in the London Borough of Lambeth, South London. The station is the southern terminus of the Victoria line. The station is known to have the largest London Underground roundel on the network. [7][8] The next station is Stockwell.


The station was opened on 23 July 1971 by the London Transport Executive.[9] It has high usage for an inner suburban station with 33.46 million entries and exits during 2016 making it the 19th busiest station by this measure.[10]


From the ticket hall, three escalators take passengers to and from the platforms. There are also passenger lifts between street level, the ticket hall and the platforms to provide step free access.[1][2]

The station is laid out as a two-track terminus with a scissors crossover north of the station, and the line continues for a short distance south of the station platforms to form a pair of sidings.[11]

Station improvements[edit]

As part of a framework agreement with London Underground, Chetwoods were engaged to carry out an extensive refurbishment of the passenger areas of Brixton Underground Station.[12] This included an overall redesign of the station's external façade and entrance lobby, together with refurbishment of a number of smaller retail outlets and the ticket office.[12] The scheme developed the Practice's expertise in the particular technical and design requirements of underground facilities, benefitting the design approach to projects for other clients such as Network Rail.[12] The refurbishment started in 2001, and was completed in 2010. The station was briefly closed for asbestos removal in 2006.[citation needed] The refurbishment works were a long drawn out process.[13] New panels and lighting have been installed in the escalator shaft.[13]


The station is in Brixton Road and is about 100 m[14] from Brixton railway station[8] (on the London Victoria to Orpington line, operated by South Eastern). Although the route of the London Overground South London Line also runs close to Brixton tube station, there is no station in Brixton on this route because it passes overhead on high railway arches.[15][16]

Map of rail & tube lines passing through Brixton, showing the location of East Brixton

Services and connections[edit]

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but generally every 3–5 minutes between 05:55 and 00:18.[17]

London Bus routes 2, 3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 333, 355, 415, 432, P4 and P5,[18] and night routes N2, N3, N35, N109 and N133 serve the station.[19][20]



  1. ^ a b "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. May 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Avoiding Stairs Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. December 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  7. ^,the%20entrance%20to%20Brixton%20station.
  8. ^ a b Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. February 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  9. ^ Butt 1995, p. 45.
  10. ^ Matters, Transport for London | Every Journey. "Underground services performance". Transport for London. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  11. ^ Jarrier, Franklin. "Greater London Transport Tracks Map" (PDF) (Map). CartoMetro London Edition. 3.7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c Brixton Underground Station Redevelopment
  13. ^ a b "Station Refurbishment Summary" (PDF). London Underground Railway Society. July 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  14. ^ Google Maps – Brixton tube station
  15. ^ "East London Line Extensions – Loughborough Junction". AlwaysTouchOut. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 3 November 2007.
  16. ^ "ELLG response to the South London Route Utilisation Strategy" (PDF). Network Rail. 26 October 2007. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  17. ^ "Victoria line timetable: From Brixton Underground Station to Stockwell Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Buses from Brixton" (PDF). Transport for London. 15 July 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 December 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  19. ^ Brixton Station – Bus Archived 17 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Brixton Water Lane – Bus

Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

External links[edit]

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