Bond Street tube station

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Bond Street London Underground
Bond Street stn entrance Oxford St.JPG
Western entrance through West One arcade
Bond Street is located in Central London
Bond Street
Bond Street
Location of Bond Street in Central London
Location Oxford Street
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 39.65 million[2]
2014 Decrease 19.80 million[2]
2015 Increase 37.12 million[2]
2016 Increase 39.53 million[2]
Key dates
1900 Opened (Central line)
1979 Opened (Jubilee line)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • TfL station info page
WGS84 51°30′50″N 0°09′00″W / 51.514°N 0.15°W / 51.514; -0.15Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°09′00″W / 51.514°N 0.15°W / 51.514; -0.15
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Bond Street is a London Underground and future Elizabeth line station on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street.

The station is on the Central line between Marble Arch and Oxford Circus and on the Jubilee line, between Baker Street and Green Park. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

History

The station was first opened on 24 September 1900 by the Central London Railway, three months after the first stations on the Central line opened.[3] The surface building was designed, in common with all original CLR stations, by the architect Harry Bell Measures. The original plans for the railway included a station at Davies Street rather than Bond Street.[3]

In 1920 a possible joint venture had been considered between London Underground and the nearby Selfridges store to rebuild the station, including an entrance in Selfridge's basement. The concept was revisited in the early 1930s, leading to a concept of a subway connecting the station to the store, with a new ticket office in the basement of Selfridge's. However, these plans did not work out, probably due to the cost of the construction.[4]

The station has seen several major reconstructions. The first, which saw the original lifts replaced by escalators, a new sub-surface ticket hall and a new façade to the station, designed by the architect Charles Holden, came into use on 8 June 1926.[5] This facade was later demolished, being replaced by the "West One" shopping arcade as part of construction of the construction of the Jubilee line, which opened on 1 May 1979. In 2007 the station underwent a visual modernisation, removing the murals installed on the Central line platforms in the 1980s and replacing them with plain white tiles, in a style similar to those when the station opened in 1900.

Station expansion and modernisation

The most recent expansion of the station opened in November 2017, in preparation for the arrival of Elizabeth line in 2018. This £300m upgrade increased the capacity of the station by over 30 percent, added a new entrance to the station on Marylebone Lane on the north side of Oxford Street, and installed lifts to make the station step free.[6][7]

In popular culture

The westbound Central Line platform features on the cover for "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight",[8] a 1978 song by The Jam about late-night violence on the Tube in the 1970s.

Connections

London Buses routes 2, 6, 7, 10, 13, 23, 30, 73, 74, 94, 98, 137, 139, 159, 189, 274 and 390 and night routes N2, N7, N73, N98 and N207 serve the station.

Future developments

The Elizabeth line will call at Bond Street when services commence in 2018.[9] Crossrail is constructing two new ticket halls, at Davies Street and Hanover Square.[10] Engineers and architects undertaking work on the station include Abbey Pynford,[11] John McAslan [12] and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.[13]

Nearby places of interest

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b Henry Eliot and Tom Meltzer (9 January 2013). "What to see near Bond Street: a guide to London by tube". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bond Street tube station's private tunnel to Selfridges". Ian Visits. 28 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "B/W print; view of the façade of Bond Street station, by Underground Group Photo Dept, 1927". London Transport Museum. 1927. 
  6. ^ "New entrance opens as Bond Street station upgrade is complete". Transport for London. TfL Press Office. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Bond Street station unveils new look entrance after £300m revamp". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2017-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight". Snapgalleries.com. Snap Galleries Limited. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bond Street station". Crossrail. Retrieved 2017-11-19. 
  11. ^ Cole, Margot (21 February 2013). "Millions of good reasons to modernise". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Hugh Pearman (3 March 2015). "Holding the line: How Julian Robinson holds Crossrail together". RIBAJ. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  13. ^ Francis, Felicity (18 March 2015). "Reworked Hanover Square plans approved". Property Week. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Central London Railway station entrance about 1910
    • New station façade by Charles Holden, 1927
    • Ticket hall prior to reconstruction of the station for Jubilee line, 1973
    • Entrance to station and West One shopping Centre, 2001
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Central line
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Future development  
Preceding station   Elizabeth line roundel.svg National Rail logo.svg Crossrail   Following station
Crossrail
Elizabeth line
towards Abbey Wood or Shenfield
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