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Queensway tube station

Queensway
Queensway is located in Central London
Queensway
Location of Queensway in Central London
Location Queensway
Local authority Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 8.86 million[1]
2012 8.56 million[1]
2013 8.58 million[1]
2014 7.59 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Central London Railway
Key dates
30 July 1900 Opened as Queen's Road
1 September 1946 Renamed Queensway
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Queensway is a London Underground station on the Central line, just inside the boundary of the City of Westminster with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is at the junction of Queensway and Bayswater Road, and is opposite the north-west corner of Kensington Gardens. It is between Notting Hill Gate to the west and Lancaster Gate to the east, and is in Travelcard Zone 1.

Contents

  • History 1
  • The station today 2
    • Redevelopment 2.1
  • Connections 3
  • Gallery 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

It opened on 30 July 1900, as Queen's Road, and was renamed on 9 September 1946. The building is an unusual survivor of the buildings designed for the Central London Railway by Harry Bell Measures, with a flat roof so that commercial development could take place above - in this case, a hotel.

The station today

There is a crossover east of the station to allow trains to terminate there. The crossover is hardly ever used.

Redevelopment

The station was closed between 8 May 2005 and 14 June 2006 for modernisation works. These works were prompted by the need to replace the station's two (very old) lifts, which had been breaking down quite frequently prior to the station's closure. In addition the station has been modernised and re-tiled, as well as having replicas of the original lamps fitted to the façade.

Metronet, the private maintenance contractors, were originally given a deadline of 9 May 2006 to complete the works. When they failed to meet this or the revised 12 June deadline, Transport for London issued a harshly worded press release quoting London Underground Managing Director Tim O'Toole as saying "This is a further, and one hopes final, pathetic delay on a project that Metronet has failed to manage to time."[2] The station finally re-opened on 14 June 2006.

During modernisation, the closest station was Bayswater on the Circle and District lines, which is also located in Queensway approximately 100 metres north of the Queensway station. While the two stations are in close proximity, they are not connected.

Connections

London Buses routes 70, 94, 148 and 390 serve the station.

Gallery

References

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

External links

Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
Central line
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)
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