Warren Street tube station
|Local authority||London Borough of Camden|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||4|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|London transport portal|
The station is on the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line, between Goodge Street and Euston, and the Victoria line between Oxford Circus and Euston. It is in Travelcard Zone 1 and is the nearest tube station to University College Hospital, being opposite the main building. It is also very close to Euston Square on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, which is at the other side of the hospital building.
The station was part of the original Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway, running from Charing Cross to Camden Town. Work started on the station in 1902, designed by Leslie W. Green. It was opened along with the rest of the line on 22 June 1907 by the President of the Board of Trade, David Lloyd George, under the name "Euston Road". This name can still be seen in the Northern line platform tiling. The station's name changed to "Warren Street" the following year, on 7 June 1908. In the early 1930s Charles Holden designed the stone facade and ground level buildings. In September 1933, the station was rebuilt, with new escalators installed. Tripod gates were fitted to the station entrance in July 1968.
The Victoria platforms opened on 1 December 1968 as a temporary southern terminus of the line. The interchange was cumbersome as it involved a staircase and two escalators. As part of introducing automatic ticket gates with the Victoria line, the ability to freely interchange with Euston Square station was withdrawn on 1 March 1969. Along with other Victoria line stations, it was originally decorated with tiles showing an illustration relating to the station's name - in this case, a rabbit warren.
On 27 April 2012 Warren Street station became the first London Underground Wi-Fi enabled tube station.
On 23 November 1984, a fire broke out in a maintenance compound near Oxford Circus. The Victoria line was part-suspended, with trains terminating at Warren Street. The line reopened on 17 December. The fire was believed to be caused by a discarded cigarette, which led to a smoking ban on all below-ground components of the Underground, including trains, platforms and stations.[a]
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|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
Charing Cross Branch
towards Walthamstow Central