Wanstead tube station

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Wanstead London Underground
Wanstead Underground station, entrance.jpg
Northern entrance
Wanstead is located in Greater London
Location of Wanstead in Greater London
Location Wanstead
Local authority London Borough of Redbridge
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 2.73 million[1]
2014 Increase 3.09 million[1]
2015 Decrease 2.90 million[1]
2016 Increase 2.96 million[1]
Key dates
1942-1945 Tunnels used as munition factory by Plessey company
14 Dec 1947 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
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WGS84 51°34′30″N 0°01′41″E / 51.575°N 0.028°E / 51.575; 0.028Coordinates: 51°34′30″N 0°01′41″E / 51.575°N 0.028°E / 51.575; 0.028
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Wanstead is a London Underground station in the area of Wanstead in North East London, on the Hainault loop of the Central line. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.

Construction of the station had started in the 1930s, but was delayed by the onset of World War II. The incomplete tunnels between Wanstead and Gants Hill to the east were used for munitions production by Plessey between 1942 and 1945.[2] The station was finally opened on 14 December 1947. The building, like many other stations on the branch, was designed by architect Charles Holden. It kept its original wooden escalator until 2003, one of the last Tube stations to do so.

The station has been extensively refurbished since 2006, including the replacement of the original platform wall tiling, which had become badly damaged.


The station is served by London Buses routes[3] 66, 101, 145, 308, W12, W13 and W14, and also by night routes N8 and N55.



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Central line
towards Hainault or
Woodford (via Hainault)