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
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 39.65 million[1]
2014 Decrease 19.80 million[1]
2015 Increase 37.12 million[1]
2016 Increase 39.53 million[1]
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 Crossrail station on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street. Note that the street-level entrances are approximately 200 metres west of New Bond Street itself. The actual entrance to the station is inside the West One shopping arcade on the corner of Oxford Street and Davies 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.[2] 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.[2]

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.[3]

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. This was demolished with the construction of the "West One" shopping arcade in the 1980s, a period that had also seen the Jubilee line services to this station commence on 1 May 1979. Some slight elements of the original facade do survive above the eastern entrance to the station. In 2007 the station underwent a major 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.

The westbound Central Line platform features on the cover for "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight",[4] 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. Services are due to commence in 2018.[5] The station is in the process of being reconstructed to accommodate the extra platforms and increased pedestrian traffic. This will include a new street level entrance from Marylebone Lane on the north side of Oxford Street.[6] The station is to become one of many newly made "step free" stations. This means that there will be lifts to provide a step free way to access the platforms. Engineers and architects undertaking work on the station include Abbey Pynford,[7] John McAslan [8] and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.[9]

Nearby places of interest

Gallery

References

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Bond Street tube station’s private tunnel to Selfridges". Ian Visits. 28 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight". Snapgalleries.com. Snap Galleries Limited. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Elizabeth line proposals
  7. ^ Cole, Margot (21 February 2013). "Millions of good reasons to modernise". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Hugh Pearman (3 March 2015). "Holding the line: How Julian Robinson holds Crossrail together". RIBAJ. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  9. ^ 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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