Colliers Wood tube station

Colliers Wood is a London Underground station in South London. The station is on the Northern line, between Tooting Broadway and South Wimbledon stations. It is located at the corner of Merton High Street (A24) and Christchurch Road. The station is in Travelcard Zone 3.

Colliers Wood London Underground
Colliers Wood station.jpg
The station entrance
Colliers Wood is located in Greater London
Colliers Wood
Colliers Wood
Location of Colliers Wood in Greater London
LocationColliers Wood
Local authorityLondon Borough of Merton
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 6.52 million[1]
2016Increase 6.72 million[1]
2017Decrease 6.70 million[1]
2018Decrease 6.51 million[2]
2019Increase 6.84 million[3]
Railway companies
Original companyCity and South London Railway
Key dates
13 September 1926Opened
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1080925[4]
Added to list25 June 1987; 33 years ago (1987-06-25)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°25′06″N 0°10′41″W / 51.4183°N 0.178°W / 51.4183; -0.178Coordinates: 51°25′06″N 0°10′41″W / 51.4183°N 0.178°W / 51.4183; -0.178
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 13 September 1926 as part of the Morden extension of the City & South London Railway south from Clapham Common.[5]

Along with the other stations on the Morden extension, the building was designed by architect Charles Holden. They were Holden's first major project for the Underground.[6] He was selected by Frank Pick, general manager of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL), to design the stations after he was dissatisfied with designs produced by the UERL's own architect, Stanley Heaps.[7] Built with a shop to each side, the modernist design takes the form of a double-height three-sided box clad in white Portland stone with a three-part glazed screen on the front façade divided by columns of which the capitals are three-dimensional versions of the Underground roundel. The central panel of the screen contains a large version of the roundel. The station is a Grade II listed building.[4][note 1]

The station is close to Merton Bus garage which opened in 1913. The public house across the road is named "The Charles Holden" in honour of the station's architect.[10]

ConnectionsEdit

London Bus routes 57, 131, 152, 200, 219, 470 and night route N155 serves the station.

GalleryEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Holden's other stations on the Morden extension at Clapham South, Balham, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway and South Wimbledon are also listed Grade II.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "Colliers Wood London Regional Transport Station (1080925)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  5. ^ Day, John R; Reed, John (2010) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (11th ed.). Capital Transport. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-85414-341-9.
  6. ^ Martin, Andrew (2013) [2012]. Underground Overground. Profile Books. p. 186. ISBN 978-1-84668-478-4.
  7. ^ Orsini, Fiona (2010). Underground Journeys: Charles Holden's designs for London Transport (PDF). V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Listed buildings and borough history". Wandsworth London Borough Council. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  9. ^ Listed Buildings: A Guide for Owners (PDF) (Report). Merton London Borough Council. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  10. ^ "The Charles Holden". The New Pub Company. Archived from the original on 4 March 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

External linksEdit

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Morden
Northern line