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Lambeth North is a London Underground station in the district of Lambeth, at the junction of Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road. It is on the Bakerloo line, between Elephant & Castle and Waterloo, and is in Travelcard Zone 1. It is located at 110 Westminster Bridge Road, and is the nearest tube station to the Imperial War Museum. It closed for maintenance works in July 2016,[2][3] and reopened in February 2017.[4] As of 2015 it is the least-used Underground station in Zone 1.[citation needed]

Lambeth North London Underground
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Lambeth North is located in Central London
Lambeth North
Lambeth North
Location of Lambeth North in Central London
LocationLambeth
Local authorityLambeth (borough)
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Decrease 3.02 million[1]
2014Increase 3.57 million[1]
2015Decrease 3.29 million[1]
2016Decrease 0.00 million (station closed)[1]
2017Increase 3.53 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyBaker Street and Waterloo Railway
Key dates
10 March 1906Opened as Kennington Road
5 August 1906Renamed Westminster Bridge Road
15 April 1917Renamed Lambeth (North)
c. 1928Renamed Lambeth North
Other information
External links
WGS8451°29′56″N 0°06′42″W / 51.499°N 0.1118°W / 51.499; -0.1118Coordinates: 51°29′56″N 0°06′42″W / 51.499°N 0.1118°W / 51.499; -0.1118
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

HistoryEdit

Designed by Leslie Green, the station was opened by the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway on 10 March 1906, with the name Kennington Road. It served as the temporary southern terminus of the line until 5 August 1906, when Elephant & Castle station was opened. The station's name was changed to Westminster Bridge Road in July 1906 and it was again renamed, to Lambeth North, in April 1917.

At 03:56 on 16 January 1941, a German "Satan" 1800 kg general-purpose bomb hit a hostel at nearby 92 Westminster Bridge Road. The shock wave severely damaged the southbound platform tunnel injuring 28 people sheltering there, one of whom died in hospital 15 days later. Thirty-seven rings of the damaged tunnel had to be completely replaced, 15 partially replaced, and 86 feet of platform rebuilt. Traffic through the station resumed after 95 days.

LayoutEdit

There are two tracks in separate tunnels. The station has two lifts and a spiral staircase connecting the street level to platform level (about 70 feet below). Immediately north of the station is a crossover enabling trains to terminate at both platforms. This is necessary for trains that are stabled at the London Road Depot, which can be seen on St George's Street and connects with the Bakerloo line north of the station.

ServicesEdit

The typical service pattern in trains per hour (tph) is:[5]

  • 6tph to Harrow & Wealdstone via Queens Park & Stonebridge Park (Northbound)
  • 3tph to Stonebridge Park via Queens Park (Northbound)
  • 5tph to Queens Park (Northbound)
  • 14tph to Elephant and Castle (Southbound)

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 12, 53, 59, 148, 159, 453 and C10 and night route N109 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Station Closures Look ahead" (PDF). Transport for London. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Lambeth North Underground Station (Zone 1)". Tfl.gov.uk. Transport for London. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Lambeth North tube station reopens after lift replacement works". London SE1. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Bakerloo Line Working Timetable No. 40" (PDF). Transport for London. 17 May 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.

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