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Hammersmith tube station (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines)

Hammersmith is a London Underground station in Hammersmith. It is the western terminus of the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2 and is a short walk from the station of the same name on the Piccadilly and District lines. The two stations are separated by Hammersmith Broadway. They are about 60 m (200 ft) apart door to door, although the positions of the pedestrian crossings on the Broadway makes it seem much longer on foot.[5] The Circle line has served Hammersmith since 13 December 2009. By June 2011 all of the platforms had been lengthened to accommodate the new and longer S7 Stock trains, that first entered service on the Hammersmith and City Line from the beginning of July 2012. These new trains are seven cars in length instead of the six cars of C Stock that previously operated.

Hammersmith London Underground
Hammersmith tube station (Hammersmith & City Line) in London, spring 2013 (2).JPG
Station entrance
Hammersmith is located in Greater London
Hammersmith
Hammersmith
Location of Hammersmith in Greater London
LocationHammersmith
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms3
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone2
OSIHammersmith (District and Piccadilly lines)[2]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 8.96 million[3]
2014Increase 9.72 million[3]
2015Increase 10.70 million[3]
2016Decrease 10.57 million[3]
2017Increase 10.85 million[3]
Key dates
1864Opened
1868Resited
1 February 1960Goods yard closed[4]
Other information
WGS8451°29′39″N 0°13′30″W / 51.494277°N 0.225037°W / 51.494277; -0.225037Coordinates: 51°29′39″N 0°13′30″W / 51.494277°N 0.225037°W / 51.494277; -0.225037
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HistoryEdit

 
Platform view

The present station is situated on Beadon Road and opened on 1 December 1868, replacing the original station slightly north of here which opened on 13 June 1864 when the Metropolitan Railway's extension was built from Paddington.

The Metropolitan Railway operated a service from Hammersmith to Richmond from 1877 over the lines of the London and South Western Railway (lines that are now part of the modern District line) from a junction just north of this station via an adjacent station at Hammersmith (Grove Road) and a viaduct connection to Ravenscourt Park. Part of this viaduct is still visible from District and Piccadilly line trains west of the Hammersmith station on those lines. The extension closed on 31 December 1906 shortly after the introduction of electric trains on the line.

DepotEdit

The Hammersmith depot is located just outside the station. It is used for general maintenance and storage of the S7 Stock trains which operate on the Hammersmith & City line.

On 29 August 1991, three incendiary devices, attributed to the IRA, were discovered under a seat at the depot. There were no injuries.[6]

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 9, 27, 33, 72, 190, 209, 211, 220, 266, 267, 283, 295, 391, 419, 485, H91 and night route N9, N11 and N97 serve the station and the nearby bus station.

In popular cultureEdit

 
New building is constructed in the vicinity of the station

The station appears in the film Adulthood (2008), as well as an earlier version of the music video for Lily Allen's "LDN". Lily enters the station and boards a train with her red Raleigh Chopper bicycle, alighting at Ladbroke Grove station. The station also appears in the music video of "Bravo Lover" by Taiwanese pop singer Jolin Tsai.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  5. ^ See here for a close-up map. The north of the two roundels is the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines station, the south one is the Piccadilly and District lines station.
  6. ^ "Terrorist Incidents". Hansard. 4 March 1996. Written Answers cc51–62W. Retrieved 9 May 2016.

External linksEdit

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
TerminusCircle line
towards Edgware Road (via Aldgate)
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking
  Former service  
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TerminusMetropolitan line
Hammersmith branch (1864-1914)
towards Paddington
Metropolitan line
Hammersmith branch (1914-1990)
towards Paddington