Marble Arch tube station
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The station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway (CLR).
Like all the original stations on the CLR, Marble Arch was served by lifts to the platforms but the station was reconstructed in the early 1930s to accommodate escalators. This saw the closure of the original station building, designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures, that was situated on the corner of Quebec Street and Oxford Street, and a replacement sub-surface ticket hall opened further to the west. The new arrangements came into use on 15 August 1932. The original surface building was later demolished.
The platforms, originally lined in plain white tiles, were refitted with decorative vitreous enamel panels in 1985. The panel graphics were designed by Annabel Grey.
The station was modernised in 2010, resulting in new finishes in all areas of the station, apart from the retention of many of the decorative enamel panels at platform level.
The station today
There is a siding to the west of the station allowing trains from Epping, Hainault and Woodford to terminate here. It isn't commonly used but it is still retained for emergencies and when engineering works take place.
- The Mysterious Planet, a serial of Doctor Who which uses Marble Arch as a plot point.
- "London Homesick Blues," a 1974 song by Gary P. Nunn references Marble Arch Station.
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- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- Underground Architecture; David Lawrence; Capital Transport;1994
- Gary P Nunn Lost Gonzo Band London Homesick Blues – YouTube
- London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
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