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Bond Street tube station

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Bond Street is a London Underground and future Elizabeth line station in Mayfair, in the West End of London. It is located on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street.

Bond Street London Underground
Bond Street station - entrance on Marylebone Lane.jpg
The Marylebone Lane entrance, which opened in 2017 and provides step-free access as part of the Crossrail upgrade
Bond Street is located in Central London
Bond Street
Bond Street
Location of Bond Street in Central London
LocationMayfair
Local authorityCity of Westminster
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerTransport for London
Station codeBSZ
Number of platforms4 (6 in 2018)
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 39.65 million[2]
2014Decrease 19.80 million[2]
2015Increase 37.12 million[2]
2016Increase 39.53 million[2]
2017Decrease 38.80 million[2]
Key dates
1900Opened (Central line)
1979Opened (Jubilee line)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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

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. Bond Street will also be a station on the future Elizabeth line, between Paddington and Tottenham Court Road.

HistoryEdit

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 was considered by London Underground and the nearby Selfridges store. This would have involved rebuilding the station, to include an entrance in Selfridge's basement. The idea 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 were not pursued, probably due to the cost of the construction.[4]

The station has had several major reconstructions. The first, which saw the original lifts replaced by escalators, and the addition of a new sub-surface ticket hall and new station façade, designed by the architect Charles Holden, came into use on 8 June 1926.[5]

Jubilee line eraEdit

The Holden facade was later demolished, being replaced by the "West One" shopping arcade as part 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 used when the station opened in 1900.

21st centuryEdit

The most recent expansion of the station opened in November 2017, in preparation for the arrival of the Elizabeth line, bringing Bond Street into the National Rail network. This £300m upgrade increased the capacity of the station entrances and exits by 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]

The opening of Crossrail was postponed from December 2018 and is now scheduled for spring 2021. However, Bond Street will not open with the rest of Crossrail, due to challenges with its design. The platforms will open later, though no date has been identified.[8]

Cultural referencesEdit

The Westbound Central line platform of the station featured on the cover of the 1978 pop music single release "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight",[9] by The Jam.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 2, 7, 13, 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 developmentsEdit

The Elizabeth Line will call at Bond Street.[10] Crossrail is constructing two new ticket halls – at Davies Street and Hanover Square.[11] Engineers and architects undertaking work on the station include Abbey Pynford,[12] John McAslan [13] and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.[14]

Nearby places of interestEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  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. ^ 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 19 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Crossrail to be finished without Bond Street 'by March 2021'". BBC News. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight". Snapgalleries.com. Snap Galleries Limited. 19 April 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  11. ^ "Bond Street station". Crossrail. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  12. ^ Cole, Margot (21 February 2013). "Millions of good reasons to modernise". New Civil Engineer. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  13. ^ Hugh Pearman (3 March 2015). "Holding the line: How Julian Robinson holds Crossrail together". RIBAJ. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  14. ^ Francis, Felicity (18 March 2015). "Reworked Hanover Square plans approved". Property Week. Retrieved 14 July 2017.

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