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Pimlico tube station

Pimlico is a London Underground station in Pimlico, City of Westminster. It is on the Victoria line between Victoria and Vauxhall in Zone 1. The station opened on 14 September 1972 – more than a year after the rest of the line had become fully operational. It is the only station to be served exclusively by the Victoria line.

Pimlico London Underground
Pimlico station eastern entrance.JPG
Pimlico is located in Central London
Pimlico
Pimlico
Location of Pimlico in Central London
LocationPimlico
Local authorityWestminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 10.21 million[1]
2014Increase 11.42 million[1]
2015Decrease 11.26 million[1]
2016Increase 11.49 million[1]
2017Decrease 10.97 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon Transport Executive (GLC)
Key dates
23 July 1971Line opened
14 September 1972Station opened
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WGS8451°29′22″N 0°08′00″W / 51.48944°N 0.13333°W / 51.48944; -0.13333Coordinates: 51°29′22″N 0°08′00″W / 51.48944°N 0.13333°W / 51.48944; -0.13333
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HistoryEdit

 
Drummond Gate entrance

Pimlico was a late addition to the final section of the Victoria line between Victoria and Brixton. It is the only station on the line which does not have an interchange with another Underground and/or National Rail line. Pimlico was the last Underground station to open until the first section of the Piccadilly line's Heathrow extension was opened to Hatton Cross in 1975.

In March 2015, the station was chosen to be the test for 'Wayfindr', an app that helps visually impaired people navigate their way through the station using iBeacon devices installed at the station.[citation needed]

DesignEdit

The main entrance is on the corner of Bessborough Street and Rampayne Street. It is part of an office block that until 2006 was entirely occupied by the Office for National Statistics apart from the station and a newsagents shop. There are two other entrances, in Lupus Street and on the other side of Bessborough Street. These others have ramps as well as stairs, facilitating wheelchair access. However, there are still a few steps to walk down to enter the ticket hall.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 2, 24, 36, 87, 88, 185, 360, 436 and C10 and night route N2 serve the station.

GalleryEdit

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.

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