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
2011 Increase 2.57 million[1]
2012 Decrease 2.56 million[1]
2013 Increase 2.73 million[1]
2014 Increase 3.09 million[1]
Key dates
1942-1945 Tunnels used as munition factory by Plessey company
14 Dec 1947 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′30″N 0°01′41″E / 51.575°N 0.028°E / 51.575; 0.028

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

Construction of the station had started in the 1930s, but was delayed by the onset of World War 2. The incomplete tunnels between Wanstead and Gants Hill to the east were used for munitions production by Plessey during the World War 2. Plessey opened their facility in 1942, and production lasted until 1945.[2] Wanstead was not opened until 14 December 1947. The station buildings, located opposite The Green, were designed by architect Charles Holden, like many other stations on the branch. It kept its original wooden escalator until 2003, one of the last underground tube stations to do so.

The station has been extensively refurbished since 2006, with the original platform wall tiling, that had become badly damaged, being replaced.


London Buses routes[3] 66, 101, 145, 308, W12, W13, W14 and night routes N8 and N55 serve the station.



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Central line
Hainault loop
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Woodford (via Hainault)