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Ruislip is a London Underground station in Ruislip in west London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip Manor and Ickenham stations. The station is located on Station Approach. It is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is the oldest station on the Uxbridge branch and was originally the only intermediate station on the line between Uxbridge and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Ruislip London Underground
Ruislip tube station - May 2011.jpg
Ruislip is located in Greater London
Ruislip
Ruislip
Location of Ruislip in Greater London
LocationRuislip
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes (Eastbound only)[1]
Fare zone6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 1.71 million[2]
2014Increase 1.90 million[2]
2015Increase 1.90 million[2]
2016Increase 1.95 million[2]
2017Increase 1.99 million[2]
Key dates
1904Opened (Metropolitan)
1910Start (District)
1933End (District)
1933Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964Goods yard closed[3]
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1380983[4]
Added to list4 August 2000
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′17″N 0°25′16″W / 51.57139°N 0.42111°W / 51.57139; -0.42111Coordinates: 51°34′17″N 0°25′16″W / 51.57139°N 0.42111°W / 51.57139; -0.42111
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HistoryEdit

 
The first service from Harrow on the Hill to Uxbridge ran on 4 July 1904
 
Footbridge linking both platforms

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, Ruislip being the only intermediate stop. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905. The formation was made wide enough at Ruislip to enable another pair of tracks to be constructed as passing loops or additional platform roads. Neither has ever occurred.

On 1 March 1910, an extension of the District line from South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened enabling District line trains to serve stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge from that date. On 23 October 1933, District line services were replaced by Piccadilly line trains.

Currently, only the station's eastbound (Central London) platform has step-free access. Passengers who wish to travel in the Uxbridge direction must travel to Northwick Park or Sudbury Town and change direction there. In 2018, it was announced that the station will be made fully accessible, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[5]

It is possible to reverse trains from west to east at Ruislip. Trains must detrain in the westbound platform and then continue for approximately half a mile to a reversing siding leading to Ruislip Depot. After reversing, the train must come back the way it came and enter the eastbound platform by means of a crossover. Unfortunately, while this manoeuvre is carried out, both the westbound and eastbound services are held up. Therefore, this manoeuvre is usually only done by some peak-hour Piccadilly line trains due to the inconvenience it causes. There was formerly a crossover to the east of the station enabling trains to leave the westbound platform in an easterly direction, and a goods yard to the north of the line.

ServicesEdit

Metropolitan lineEdit

The Metropolitan Line is the only line to operate an express service, though currently for Metropolitan Line trains on the Uxbridge branch this is eastbound only in the morning peaks (06:30 to 09:30) Monday to Friday.[6]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[6]

  • 8tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 8tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[6]

  • 2tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (semi-fast)
  • 4tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 4tph Eastbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[6]

  • 7tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 3tph Eastbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph Westbound to Uxbridge

Piccadilly lineEdit

Between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge there is no Piccadilly Line service before approximately 06:30 (Monday - Friday) and 08:45 (Saturday - Sunday), except for one early morning departure from Uxbridge at 05:18 (Monday - Saturday) and 06:46 (Sunday).[7]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 3tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 3tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 6tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 6tph Westbound to Uxbridge

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 114, 331, 398, E7, H13, U1 and U10 serve the station.

See alsoEdit

Other London Underground stations in Ruislip:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. March 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Ruislip Station (1380983)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "CULG - Metropolitan Line". www.davros.org.
  7. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Uxbridge
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  Former services  
Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Uxbridge
District line
(1910-1933)
towards Upminster