Warren Street tube station

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Warren Street London Underground
Warren Street Station.jpg
Warren Street is located in Central London
Warren Street
Warren Street
Location of Warren Street in Central London
LocationEuston Road
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms4
Fare zone1
OSIEuston Square[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 17.60 million[2]
2014Increase 19.41 million[2]
2015Increase 19.92 million[2]
2016Increase 20.35 million[2]
2017Decrease 20.11 million[2]
Key dates
1907Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°31′29″N 0°08′18″W / 51.52472°N 0.13833°W / 51.52472; -0.13833Coordinates: 51°31′29″N 0°08′18″W / 51.52472°N 0.13833°W / 51.52472; -0.13833
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Warren Street is a London Underground station, located at the intersection of Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road, named after nearby Warren Street. It is part of the Northern and Victoria lines.

Location[edit]

The station is on the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line, between Goodge Street and Euston, and the Victoria line between Oxford Circus and Euston.[3] It is in Travelcard Zone 1 and is the nearest tube station to University College Hospital,[4] being opposite the main building. It is also very close to Euston Square on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, which is at the other side of the hospital building.

London Buses routes 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 73, 88, 134, 205 and 390 and night routes N5, N20, N29, N73, N205, N253 and N279 serve the station.

History[edit]

The station was part of the original Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway, running from Charing Cross to Camden Town. Work started on the station in 1902, designed by Leslie W. Green.[5] It was opened along with the rest of the line on 22 June 1907 by the President of the Board of Trade, David Lloyd George, under the name "Euston Road".[5][6] This name can still be seen in the Northern line platform tiling.[citation needed] The station's name changed to "Warren Street" the following year, on 7 June 1908.[7] In September 1933, the station was rebuilt, with new escalators installed.[8] Tripod gates were fitted to the station entrance in July 1968.[9]

The Victoria platforms opened on 1 December 1968 as a temporary southern terminus of the line. The interchange was cumbersome as it involved a staircase and two escalators.[9] As part of introducing automatic ticket gates with the Victoria line, the ability to freely interchange with Euston Square station was withdrawn on 1 March 1969.

The Northern line northbound platform of the station was used for location filming in the 1972 horror movie Death Line, featuring a group of cannibals living underground.[4]

On 27 April 2012 Warren Street station became the first London Underground Wi-Fi enabled tube station.[10]

Incidents[edit]

On 23 November 1984, a fire broke out in a maintenance compound near Oxford Circus. The Victoria line was part-suspended, with trains terminating at Warren Street. The line reopened on 17 December. The fire was believed to be caused by a discarded cigarette, which led to a smoking ban on all below-ground components of the Underground, including trains, platforms and stations.[11][a]

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References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Following the King's Cross fire in 1987, smoking was banned on the Underground completely.[12]

Citations

  1. ^ "Out-of-station interchanges". Transport for London. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  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. ^ "Warren Street Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Warren Street". Transport for London Artwork. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b Day & Reed 2010, pp. 76–77.
  6. ^ Smithers 2016, p. 9.
  7. ^ Butt 1995, p. 241.
  8. ^ Lee 1968, p. 25.
  9. ^ a b Day & Reed 2010, p. 168.
  10. ^ Andrew Laughlin (7 June 2012). "London King's Cross and Warren Street Tube stations get free WiFi". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  11. ^ Day & Reed 2010, p. 187.
  12. ^ Day & Reed 2010, p. 191.

Sources

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Day, John R; Reed, John (2010) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground. Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-341-9.
  • Lee, Charles Edward (1968). Sixty Years of the Northern. London Transport Board.
  • Smithers, Owen (2016). Automating the Northern line. Amberley. ISBN 978-1-445-65483-6.

External links[edit]

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Northern line
Charing Cross Branch
towards Brixton
Victoria line