Russell Square tube station
Location of Russell Square in Central London
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway|
|15 December 1906||Station opened|
|Added to list||20 July 2011|
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Russell Square is a London Underground station on Bernard Street, Bloomsbury in the London Borough of Camden. The station is on the Piccadilly line. It is a small but busy station, often used by office workers and by tourists who are staying in Bloomsbury's numerous hotels or visiting the British Museum. The station is a Grade II listed building.
Russell Square Station is not far from the British Museum, the University of London's main campus, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Russell Square Gardens. Its location is adjacent to the Brunswick Centre. The station is located in Travelcard Zone 1, and is between Holborn and King's Cross St Pancras on the Piccadilly line. Russell Square tube station was used as the location for the 1973 horror film entitled "Death Line" which starred Donald Plesence, Christopher Lee and Clive Swift.
Access to trains
2005 London bombings
On 7 July 2005, in a co-ordinated bomb attack, an explosion in a train travelling between King's Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square resulted in the deaths of 26 people, making up nearly half of the total fatalities from the series of attacks and also causing damage to the tunnel. It was the last of the three bombs used in the attacks on the underground, although another bomb would later explode on a bus.
London Buses Route 7, 59, 68, 91, 168, 188, Express Route X68, Night Routes N7 and N91 serve the station.
Platform level tiling
The stations along the central part of the Piccadilly Line, as well as some sections of the Northern Line, were financed by Charles Yerkes, and are famous for the Leslie Green designed red station buildings and distinctive platform tiling. Each station had its own unique tile pattern and colours.
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