Tower Hill tube station

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Tower Hill London Underground London River Services
Tower hill entrance.jpg
Entrance opposite the Tower of London
Tower Hill is located in Central London
Tower Hill
Tower Hill
Location of Tower Hill in Central London
Location Tower Hill
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 3
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 1
OSI Fenchurch Street National Rail
Tower Gateway Docklands Light Railway[2]
Cycle parking No
Toilet facilities No
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 23.41 million[3]
2014 Increase 26.32 million[3]
2015 Decrease 22.18 million[3]
2016 Decrease 21.83 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company London Transport Executive
Key dates
1967 (1967) Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°30′36″N 0°04′34″W / 51.51°N 0.076°W / 51.51; -0.076Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°04′34″W / 51.51°N 0.076°W / 51.51; -0.076
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Tower Hill is a London Underground station located on Tower Hill in central London. The station is situated in the East End of London which is on the Circle line between Monument and Aldgate stations, and on the District line between Monument and Aldgate East. Tower Hill is a short distance from Tower Gateway station for the Docklands Light Railway and National Rail at Fenchurch Street station for regional services in neighbouring Tower ward of the City of London, and Tower Millennium Pier for River Services.

The entrance to Tower Hill station is a few metres from one of the largest remaining segments of the Roman London Wall which once surrounded the historic City of London. The station was built on the site of the former Tower of London station that closed in 1884. The present Tower Hill station opened in 1967 and replaced a nearby station with the same name but which was originally called Mark Lane, that was slightly farther west.

Services[edit]

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but the typical off-peak service pattern is:

Future[edit]

A Transport Supporting Paper released by the office of the Mayor of London envisages the closure of Tower Gateway DLR station and the branch serving it, with a replacement interchange being provided via new platforms at Tower Hill tube station. The reasoning is given that currently, 90 per cent of DLR City passengers use Bank station, but only 75 per cent of services go there; this would increase service to Bank from 23tph to 30tph, thereby unlocking more capacity on the Bank branch.[4]

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 15 and heritage route 15H and night route N15 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Transport%20Supporting%20Paper_3.pdf
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware Road (via Victoria)
Circle line
District line
towards Upminster