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Sudbury Hill London Underground
Sudbury Hill stn building.JPG
Sudbury Hill is located in Greater London
Sudbury Hill
Sudbury Hill
Location of Sudbury Hill in Greater London
LocationSudbury
Local authorityLondon Borough of Harrow
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
OSISudbury Hill Harrow National Rail[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Decrease 2.01 million[2]
2014Increase 2.21 million[2]
2015Increase 2.22 million[2]
2016Decrease 1.98 million[2]
2017Decrease 1.88 million[2]
Key dates
1903Opened (DR)
1932Start (Piccadilly line)
1932End (District line)
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1254171[3]
Added to list17 May 1994
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS8451°33′25″N 0°20′11″W / 51.55694°N 0.33639°W / 51.55694; -0.33639Coordinates: 51°33′25″N 0°20′11″W / 51.55694°N 0.33639°W / 51.55694; -0.33639
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Sudbury Hill is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly line. The station is between Sudbury Town and South Harrow, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is located on Greenford Road (A4127) north of the junction with Whitton Avenue, on the border between the London Boroughs of Harrow and Ealing. The station is close to Sudbury Hill Harrow railway station.

History[edit]

Sudbury Hill station was opened on 28 June 1903 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its new extension to South Harrow from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey.[4]

This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground's surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains.[5] The deep-level tube lines open at that time (City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.

The original station building was demolished in 1930 and 1931 and replaced by a new station in preparation for the handover of the branch from the District line to the Piccadilly line. The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Like the stations at Sudbury Town and Alperton to the south as well as others that Holden designed elsewhere for the east and west Piccadilly line extensions such as Acton Town and Oakwood, Sudbury Hill station features a tall block-like ticket hall rising above a low horizontal structure that contains station facilities and shops. The brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof.

On 4 July 1932 the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line was replaced by the Piccadilly line.[4]

The station was made a Grade II Listed Building in 1994.[3]

In 2018, it was announced that the station would gain step free access by 2022, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[6]

Services[edit]

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

  • 6tph to Cockfosters (Eastbound)
  • 3tph to Rayners Lane (Westbound)
  • 3tph to Uxbridge via Rayners Lane (Westbound)

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

  • 12tph to Cockfosters (Eastbound)
  • 6tph to Rayners Lane (Westbound)
  • 6tph to Uxbridge via Rayners Lane (Westbound)

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 92 and H17 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Historic England. "Sudbury Hill London Regional Transport Underground Station (1254171)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. London: Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. OCLC 59556887.
  5. ^ Feather, Clive (15 April 2008). "District Line – Dates". Clive's UndergrounD Line Guides. Archived from the original on 3 March 2000.
  6. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

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District line
(1903–1932)
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