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Warwick Avenue tube station

Warwick Avenue London Underground
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Warwick Avenue is located in Central London
Warwick Avenue
Warwick Avenue
Location of Warwick Avenue in Central London
LocationLittle Venice
Local authorityCity of Westminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 4.62 million[1]
2014Decrease 4.51 million[1]
2015Decrease 4.50 million[1]
2016Increase 4.51 million[1]
2017Decrease 4.27 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon Electric Railway
Key dates
31 January 1915 (1915-01-31)Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°31′24″N 0°11′01″W / 51.523270°N 0.183677°W / 51.523270; -0.183677
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Warwick Avenue (/ˈwɒrɪk/) is a London Underground station in Little Venice in the City of Westminster in northwest London. The station is on the Bakerloo line, between Paddington and Maida Vale stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.

History

Warwick Avenue opened on 31 January 1915 on the Bakerloo tube's extension from Paddington to Queen's Park.[2]

The ticket hall and its ticket machines were destroyed by fire overnight on 17 September 1985, causing the station to be closed for the day.[3]

Location and layout

The station is located at the junction of Warwick Avenue, Warrington Crescent and Clifton Gardens. For a time prior to its opening, the proposed name for the station was Warrington Crescent.[4]

There is no surface building and the station is accessed by two sets of steps to a sub-surface ticket hall. It was one of the first London Underground stations built specifically to use escalators rather than lifts.[5] A plain, utilitarian brick ventilation shaft has been built on the traffic island in the middle of the road to improve ventilation of the tunnels.

Connections

London Bus Routes 6, 46, 187 and 414 serve the station.

A regular waterbus service runs from nearby Little Venice along the Regent's Canal; during the summer months boats depart hourly towards London Zoo and Camden Lock.

In popular culture

The song "Warwick Avenue" by Welsh singer Duffy makes reference to the station.[6]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  3. ^ "London Underground Ltd and Rapid Transit: Warwick Avenue Blaze". Journal of the Transport Ticket Society. Luton: Transport Ticket Society (266): 78. February 1986. ISSN 0144-347X.
  4. ^ Harris, Cyril M. (2006) [1977]. What's in a name?. Capital Transport. p. 74. ISBN 1-85414-241-0.
  5. ^ The first escalator on the Underground was installed at Earl's Court in 1911. The first station built specifically for escalators was the new Central line station at Liverpool Street in 1912. All deep-tube stations built after 1913 were built with escalators – Wolmar, Christian (2004). "Beginning to Make Sense". The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City Forever. Atlantic Books. pp. 205–206. ISBN 1-84354-023-1.
  6. ^ "10 Great Songs about London". The London Helicopter. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2015.

External links

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