Stepney Green tube station

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Stepney Green London Underground
Stepney-green-tube-platform.jpg
Stepney Green is located in Greater London
Stepney Green
Stepney Green
Location of Stepney Green in Greater London
Location Stepney
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by London Underground Limited (LUL)
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 5.00 million[1]
2014 Increase 5.43 million[1]
2015 Increase 5.85 million[1]
2016 Increase 6.41 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Whitechapel and Bow Railway
Key dates
1902 Opened
1950 Ownership transferred to London Transport
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°31′19″N 0°02′47″W / 51.521944°N 0.046389°W / 51.521944; -0.046389Coordinates: 51°31′19″N 0°02′47″W / 51.521944°N 0.046389°W / 51.521944; -0.046389
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Stepney Green is a rapid transit station on the London Underground on Mile End Road in Stepney, East London. It is between Whitechapel and Mile End on the District line and the Hammersmith & City line, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway, a joint venture between the District Railway and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. The new railway connected the District Railway at Whitechapel with the London, Tilbury and Southend at Bow.

Electrified District Railway services started in 1905. Hammersmith and City line services (then part of the Metropolitan line) started in 1936. The station passed to London Underground in 1950.[2]

Design[edit]

It is a sub-surface station with two platforms. The ticket office is above ground and connected to the platforms by stairs. The layout and design of the station is largely unchanged with many original features intact. On the Westbound platform you will find one of the common countdown timers (found in most tube stations now) producing an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the next train, however the Eastbound platform still has one of the old signs which merely indicates the intended destination of the next train, with no indication of the ETA.

Services[edit]

Hammersmith & City line[edit]

This is the general off-peak frequency.

  • 6 tph eastbound to Barking
  • 6 tph westbound to Hammersmith via King's Cross and Wood Lane

District line[edit]

This is the general off-peak frequency. During peak times trains also operate to Wimbledon. During off-peak times, 3 trains per hour from Wimbledon terminate at Barking (as of December 2014).

Circle line[edit]

There is no regular service however there are two trains per day that run from Barking to Edgware Road via Victoria before 6 AM. (as of February 2015.[3]

Location[edit]

Stepney Green is one of the two stations (the other being Mile End) serving the nearby Mile End campus of Queen Mary, University of London use, as both stations are located at each side of it.

Connections[edit]

Four London Buses routes serve this station: 25, 205, 309,[4][5] N205 serve the station.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Transport Act, 1947" (PDF). The London Gazette. 27 January 1950. p. 480. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-07-30. 
  3. ^ "London Underground: Why are Circle line trains showing up at Whitechapel?". Citymetric.com. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Matters, Transport for London : Every Journey. "Stepney Green Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Matters, Transport for London : Every Journey. "Stepney Green Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  6. ^ Matters, Transport for London : Every Journey. "Stepney Green Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking
District line
towards Upminster
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Metropolitan line
Hammersmith branch (1936-1990)
towards Barking