Location of Bond Street in Central London
|Local authority||City of Westminster|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||4|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|24 September 1900||Opened (Central line)|
|1 May 1979||Opened (Jubilee line)|
Bond Street is a London Underground and future Elizabeth line station in Mayfair, in the West End of London. It is located on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street.
The station is on the Central line, between Marble Arch and Oxford Circus, and on the Jubilee line, between Baker Street and Green Park. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. Bond Street will also be a station on the future Elizabeth line, between Paddington and Tottenham Court Road.
The station was first opened on 24 September 1900 by the Central London Railway, three months after the first stations on the Central line opened. The surface building was designed, in common with all original CLR stations, by the architect Harry Bell Measures. The original plans for the railway included a station at Davies Street rather than Bond Street.
In 1920 a possible joint venture was considered by London Underground and the nearby Selfridges store. This would have involved rebuilding the station, to include an entrance in Selfridge's basement. The idea was revisited in the early 1930s, leading to a concept of a subway connecting the station to the store, with a new ticket office in the basement of Selfridge's. However, these plans were not pursued, probably due to the cost of the construction.
The station has had several major reconstructions. The first, which saw the original lifts replaced by escalators, and the addition of a new sub-surface ticket hall and new station façade, designed by the architect Charles Holden, came into use on 8 June 1926.
The Holden facade was later demolished, being replaced by the "West One" shopping arcade as part of the construction of the Jubilee line, which opened on 1 May 1979. In 2007 the station underwent a visual modernisation, removing the murals installed on the Central line platforms in the 1980s and replacing them with plain white tiles, in a style similar to those used when the station opened in 1900.
The most recent expansion of the station was completed in November 2017, in preparation for the arrival of the Elizabeth line, bringing Bond Street into the National Rail network. This £300m upgrade increased the capacity of the station entrances and exits by 30 percent, added a new entrance to the station on Marylebone Lane on the north side of Oxford Street, and installed lifts to make the station step-free. During these works in 2014, the Central line platforms closed from April to June, and the Jubilee line platforms closed from July to December.
The opening of Crossrail was postponed from December 2018 but is now scheduled for 24 May 2022. However, Bond Street will not open with the rest of Crossrail, due to challenges with its design. The platforms will open later, though no date has been set.
The Westbound Central line platform of the station featured on the cover of the 1978 pop music single release "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight", by The Jam.
A large number of London Bus routes serve the station during the day and night.
The Elizabeth Line will call at Bond Street. Crossrail is constructing two new ticket halls – at Davies Street and Hanover Square. Engineers and architects undertaking work on the station include Abbey Pynford, John McAslan and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.
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