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Lambeth North tube station

Lambeth North
Lambeth North is located in Central London
Lambeth North
Location of Lambeth North in Central London
Location Lambeth
Local authority Lambeth
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 3.50 million[1]
2012 3.31 million[1]
2013 3.02 million[1]
2014 3.57 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Baker Street and Waterloo Railway
Key dates
10 March 1906 Opened as Kennington Road
5 August 1906 Renamed Westminster Bridge Road
15 April 1917 Renamed Lambeth (North)
c. 1928 Renamed Lambeth North
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Lambeth North is a London Underground station in the neighbourhood 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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Layout 2
  • References 3
  • Connections 4
  • External links 5

History

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.

The station was closed along with the rest of the section of the line south of Piccadilly Circus for tunnel strengthening works between 9 November 1996 and 14 July 1997.

Layout

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).

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  

Connections

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

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Station with name displayed as "Westminster Bridge Road", 1906
    • Lambeth North station, 1925
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
Bakerloo line
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