Ruislip tube station

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Ruislip London Underground
Ruislip tube station - May 2011.jpg
Ruislip is located in Greater London
Ruislip
Ruislip
Location of Ruislip in Greater London
Location Ruislip
Local authority London Borough of Hillingdon
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes (Eastbound only)[1]
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Increase 1.62 million[2]
2013 Increase 1.71 million[2]
2014 Increase 1.90 million[2]
2015 Increase 1.90 million[2]
Key dates
1904 Opened (Metropolitan)
1910 Start (District)
1933 End (District)
1933 Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964 Goods yard closed[3]
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1380983[4]
Added to list 4 August 2000
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°34′17″N 0°25′16″W / 51.5714°N 0.4211°W / 51.5714; -0.4211Coordinates: 51°34′17″N 0°25′16″W / 51.5714°N 0.4211°W / 51.5714; -0.4211
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Ruislip is a London Underground station in Ruislip in west London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip Manor and Ickenham stations. The station is located on Station Approach. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is the oldest station on the Uxbridge branch the only intermediate station on the line between Uxbridge and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

History[edit]

The first service from Harrow on the Hill to Uxbridge ran on 4 July 1904
Footbridge linking both platforms

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, Ruislip being the only intermediate stop. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905. The formation was made wide enough at Ruislip to enable another pair of tracks to be constructed as passing loops or additional platform roads. Neither has ever occurred.

On 1 March 1910, an extension of the District line from South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened enabling District line trains to serve stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge from that date. On 23 October 1933, District line services were replaced by Piccadilly line trains.

The station's eastbound (Central London) platform is accessible. Wheelchair users who wish to travel in the Uxbridge direction must travel to Sudbury Town or Northwick Park and change direction there; when coming from Central London, they must continue until Hillingdon to change direction.

It is possible to reverse trains from west to east at Ruislip. Trains must detrain in the westbound platform and then continue for approximately half a mile to a reversing siding leading to Ruislip Depot. After reversing, the train must come back the way it came and enter the eastbound platform by means of a crossover. Unfortunately, while this manoeuvre is carried out, both the westbound and eastbound services are held up. Therefore, this manoeuvre is usually only done by some peak-hour Piccadilly line trains due to the inconvenience it causes. There was formerly a crossover to the east of the station enabling trains to leave the westbound platform in an easterly direction, and a goods yard to the north of the line.

Services[edit]

Metropolitan line[edit]

The Metropolitan Line is the only line to operate an express service, though currently for Metropolitan Line trains on the Uxbridge branch this is eastbound only in the morning peaks (06:30 to 09:30) Monday to Friday.[5]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[6]

  • 8tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 8tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 2tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (semi-fast)
  • 4tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 4tph Eastbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[8]

  • 7tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 3tph Eastbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph Westbound to Uxbridge

Piccadilly line[edit]

Between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge there is no Piccadilly Line service before approximately 06:30 (Monday - Friday) and 08:45 (Saturday - Sunday), except for one early morning departure from Uxbridge at 05:18 (Monday - Saturday) and 06:46 (Sunday).[9]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[10]

  • 3tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 3tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[11]

  • 6tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 6tph Westbound to Uxbridge

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 114, 331, 398, E7, H13, U1 and U10 serve the station.

See also[edit]

Other London Underground stations in Ruislip:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  4. ^ "Ruislip Station". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  6. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  7. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  8. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  9. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf
  10. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf
  11. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Uxbridge
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Uxbridge
District line
(1910-1933)
towards Upminster