Queensway tube station

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Queensway London Underground
Queensway tube station.jpg
Queensway is located in Central London
Queensway
Queensway
Location of Queensway in Central London
LocationBayswater
Local authorityWestminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Station codeQUE[1]
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1
OSIBayswater London Underground[2]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Decrease 8.52 million[3]
2018Decrease 8.44 million[4]
2019Decrease 8.25 million[5]
2020Decrease 2.12 million[6]
2021Increase 3.62 million[7]
Railway companies
Original companyCentral London Railway
Key dates
30 July 1900Opened as Queen's Road
1 September 1946Renamed Queensway
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′37.6″N 0°11′14″W / 51.510444°N 0.18722°W / 51.510444; -0.18722Coordinates: 51°30′37.6″N 0°11′14″W / 51.510444°N 0.18722°W / 51.510444; -0.18722
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Queensway is a London Underground station on the Central line in Bayswater, just inside the boundary of the City of Westminster with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is at the junction of Queensway and Bayswater Road, and is opposite the north-west corner of Kensington Gardens. It is between Notting Hill Gate to the west and Lancaster Gate to the east, and is in Travelcard Zone 1.

History[edit]

It opened on 30 July 1900, as Queen's Road, and was renamed on 1 September 1946. The building is an unusual survivor of the buildings designed for the Central London Railway by Harry Bell Measures, with a flat roof so that commercial development could take place above – in this case, a hotel. The Coburg hotel opened in 1907: its design features three cupolas, over shops and Queensway station.[8]

The station today[edit]

There is a crossover east of the station to allow trains to terminate there. The crossover is not often used.

Refurbishment[edit]

The station was closed between 8 May 2005 and 14 June 2006 for refurbishment. These works were prompted by the need to replace the station's two (very old) lifts, which had been breaking down quite frequently prior to the station's closure. In addition the station had been modernised and re-tiled, as well as having replicas of the original lamps fitted to the façade.

Metronet, the private maintenance contractors, were originally given a deadline of 9 May 2006 to complete the works. When they failed to meet this or the revised 12 June deadline, Transport for London issued a harshly worded press release quoting London Underground Managing Director Tim O'Toole as saying "This is a further, and one hopes final, pathetic delay on a project that Metronet has failed to manage to time."[9] The station finally re-opened on 14 June 2006.[10]

During refurbishment, the closest station was Bayswater on the Circle and District lines, which is also located on Queensway approximately 100 metres north of the Queensway station. While the two stations are in close proximity, they are not connected.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 70, 94, 148 and night route N207 serve the station.[11][12]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Codes" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Paddington: Bayswater Pages 204-212 A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington". Victoria County History, 1989. Retrieved 17 December 2022 – via British History Online.
  9. ^ "Queensway station opening delayed again". Transport for London. 12 June 2006. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2010. Tim O'Toole, London Underground Managing Director, said: "This is a further, and one hopes final, pathetic delay on a project that Metronet has failed to manage to time.
  10. ^ "Queensway station reopened today". Transport for London. 14 June 2006. Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Buses from Bayswater (Queensway)" (PDF). TfL. March 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Night buses from Bayswater (Queensway)" (PDF). TfL. March 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
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