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Pimlico tube station

Pimlico
Pimlico is located in Central London
Pimlico
Location of Pimlico in Central London
Location Pimlico
Local authority Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 8.79 million[1]
2012 9.91 million[1]
2013 10.21 million[1]
2014 11.42 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company London Transport Executive (GLC)
Key dates
23 July 1971 Line opened
14 September 1972 Station opened
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

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.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Design 2
  • Connections 3
  • Gallery 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Pimlico station was a late addition to the final section of the Victoria line between Victoria and Brixton and is the only station on the line which does not have an interchange with another Underground and/or National Rail line. It 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 navigate their way through the station using iBeacon devices installed at the station.

Design

Drummond Gate entrance, no longer in use

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.

Connections

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

Gallery

References

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

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • View from subway to station entrance and ticket hall, 1972
    • View from top of escalator to ticket hall, 1972
    • Subway ramp to station, 1973
    • Tiled station motif at platform level
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
towards Brixton
Victoria line


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