Edgware Road tube station (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines)

Edgware Road is a London Underground station on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines, located on the corner of Chapel Street and Cabbell Street, within Travelcard zone 1. A separate station of the same name but served by the Bakerloo line is located about 150 metres away on the opposite side of Marylebone Road.

Edgware Road London Underground
Edgware Road station, (DandC lines), NW1 - geograph.org.uk - 1025142.jpg
Edgware Road is located in Central London
Edgware Road
Edgware Road
Location of Edgware Road in Central London
LocationEdgware Road
Local authorityCity of Westminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms4
Fare zone1
OSIEdgware Road (Bakerloo) London Underground
Marylebone (NR) National Rail[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Decrease 7.21 million[2]
2016Decrease 6.96 million[2]
2017Increase 7.15 million[2]
2018Decrease 6.49 million[3]
2019Increase 6.74 million[4]
Key dates
10 January 1863Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°31′12″N 0°10′04″W / 51.52°N 0.167778°W / 51.52; -0.167778Coordinates: 51°31′12″N 0°10′04″W / 51.52°N 0.167778°W / 51.52; -0.167778
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

There have been proposals in the past to rename one of the Edgware Road stations to avoid confusion.[5] Neither of them should be confused with the Edgware station on the Northern line.


Metropolitan locomotive leaving Edgware Road, at the junction beneath Praed Street

This station was part of the world's first underground railway when it was opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon on 10 January 1863.

It was the site of one of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. Mohammad Sidique Khan detonated a bomb at about 8:50am, on board a westbound Circle line train as it was leaving the station, killing six passengers.

Station layoutEdit

The station lies in a cutting open to the elements, not in a tunnel. The station serves the cut-and-cover routes of the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines, forming the northern terminus for the District line's service to Wimbledon. All District line trains terminate at Wimbledon; passengers must change at Earl's Court for Ealing Broadway, Upminster, and Richmond.

To the east of the station, the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines share the same tracks towards Baker Street. To the west all four lines run to Paddington, but the routes to Hammersmith and the Circle and District line trains via High Street Kensington diverge at Praed Street Junction to separate stations within the Paddington complex.

Since December 2009, Circle line trains call at the station twice on each journey: initially as a through service from Hammersmith towards Liverpool Street, then as the terminus for that same service completing the loop via Victoria (or the same journey in reverse). There are no longer through trains here between the northern part of the Circle line and its western part.

The usual service pattern is: platform 1 for outer rail services to Kings Cross, Liverpool Street and beyond, platform 2 for District line trains to Earl's Court and Wimbledon, platform 3 for Circle line to High Street Kensington and Victoria, and platform 4 (inner rail) for Shepherd's Bush Market and Hammersmith. This may vary in times of disruption – trains can go east from any of platforms 1, 2 and 3 and to any of the westbound destinations from platforms 2, 3 or 4.


Circle lineEdit

Prior to 13 December 2009, the Circle line trains travelled in both directions around a simple loop with 27 stations and 12.89 miles (20.75 km) of track. In December 2009 the Circle line was extended to include the Hammersmith & City route from Edgware Road to Hammersmith. Rather than continuously running around the circle, trains now travel from Hammersmith to Edgware Road, generally going around the circle once before terminating at Edgware Road, and returning via the same route; occasional trains may also continue clockwise through Edgware Road to additional stations. Service operation was changed to improve reliability and increase the service frequency on the Hammersmith branch.[6]

The service pattern all day is:[7]

  • 6tph via High Street Kensington (Anti-clockwise)
  • 6tph via Kings Cross St Pancras (Clockwise)
  • 6tph to Hammersmith (Anti-clockwise)

District lineEdit

Edgware Road is the terminus for all District line services via High Street Kensington. Trains usually terminate at platform 2 which can also be used as a through platform although this feature is rarely used.

The service pattern all day is:[8]

  • 6tph Wimbledon (Westbound)

Hammersmith & City lineEdit

The service pattern all day is:[9]

  • 6tph to Barking (Eastbound)
  • 6tph to Hammersmith (Westbound)
Wrapper by Jacqueline Poncelet


As part of the introduction of the S7 and S8 Stock trains to the District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines in the early 2010s, power upgrades required the construction of a large electrical substation adjacent to the station.[10][11] Art on the Underground commissioned artist Jacqueline Poncelet to produce designs for the 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq ft) of vitreous enamel cladding that would become the outer shell of the substation.[12] The artwork - Wrapper - was unveiled in November 2012, a mosaic of 700 decorated panels of various patterns inspired by local history.[13][14]


London Buses routes 18, 27 and 205 and night routes N18 and N205 serve the station.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Call to rename twin Tube stations". BBC News. 14 September 2007. Archived from the original on 21 October 2007.
  6. ^ "Circle Line extended to the west". 5 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Ford, Jason (18 December 2009). "TfL funds underground power". The Engineer. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  11. ^ "TfL Sub-Surface Lines Power Upgrade | PRS Architects". www.prsarchitects.com. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Wrapper". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Marylebone's waterways, transport systems, architecture and nature inspire Art on the Underground's largest artwork at Edgware Road Tube station". Transport for London. 19 November 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  14. ^ "Edgware Road substation by Jacqueline Poncelet - Icon Magazine". iconeye. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  Through services  
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Circle line
towards Edgware Road (via Aldgate)
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking
  Terminating services  
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith (via Tower Hill)
Circle lineTerminus
towards Wimbledon
District line
  Former services  
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Metropolitan line
Hammersmith branch (1864–1990)
towards Barking