Eastcote London Underground
Eastcote
Eastcote
Location of Eastcote in Greater London
LocationEastcote
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone5
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Increase 2.94 million[1]
2017Increase 3.01 million[1]
2018Decrease 2.77 million[2]
2019Increase 2.83 million[3]
2020Decrease 1.37 million[4]
Key dates
4 July 1904Tracks laid (Metropolitan)
26 May 1906Opened (Metropolitan)
1 March 1910Start (District)
23 October 1933End (District)
23 October 1933Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964Goods yard closed[5]
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1358405[6]
Added to list17 May 1994; 27 years ago (1994-05-17)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′36″N 0°23′49″W / 51.57667°N 0.39694°W / 51.57667; -0.39694Coordinates: 51°34′36″N 0°23′49″W / 51.57667°N 0.39694°W / 51.57667; -0.39694
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Eastcote is a London Underground station in Eastcote in the west of Greater London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Rayners Lane and Ruislip Manor stations. The station is located on Field End Road. It is in Travelcard Zone 5.

History

View of the eastbound platform
View of the eastbound platform

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, Ruislip being the only intermediate stop. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905.

Progressive development in the north Middlesex area over the next two decades lead to the gradual opening of additional stations along the Uxbridge branch to encourage the growth of new residential areas. Eastcote opened on 26 May 1906 as Eastcote Halt.[7]

On 1 March 1910, an extension of the District line from South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened enabling District line trains to serve stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge from that date. On 23 October 1933 District line services were replaced by Piccadilly line trains. The station was rebuilt between 1937 and 1939[8] to a design by Charles Holden which features the large cube-shaped brick and glass ticket hall capped with a flat reinforced concrete roof and geometrical forms typical of the new stations built in this period. The station buildings and platforms are Grade II listed.[6]

The station is surrounded by the suburb of Eastcote; the original centre, now known as Old Eastcote is some distance away. The Cavendish Pavilion nearby was a popular destination for outings in the first part of the twentieth century.

Services

Metropolitan line

The Metropolitan line is the only line to operate an express service, though currently for Metropolitan line trains on the Uxbridge branch this is eastbound only in the morning peaks (06:30 to 09:30) Monday to Friday.[9]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[9]

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[9]

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[9]

Piccadilly line

Between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge there is no Piccadilly Line service before approximately 06:30 (Monday - Friday) and 08:45 (Saturday - Sunday), except for one early morning departure from Uxbridge at 05:18 (Monday - Saturday) and 06:46 (Sunday).[10]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[10]

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[10]

Connections

London Buses routes 282 and 398 serve the station.

References

  1. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be – freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  6. ^ a b Historic England. "Eastcote London Regional Transport station, including adjacent shops and platforms (1357435)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. ^ Bowlt, Eileen. M (1989). 'The Goodliest Place in Middlesex'. A history of the Ancient Parish of Ruislip from the Domesday Book to modern times. Uxbridge: London Borough of Hillingdon. ISBN 0-907869-11-4.
  8. ^ Lawrence, David (2008). Bright Underground Spaces. London: Capital Transport. p. 182.
  9. ^ a b c d "CULG - Metropolitan Line". davros.org.
  10. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Ruislip Manortowards UxbridgeMetropolitan lineUxbridge branchRayners Lanetowards Baker Street or Aldgate Piccadilly lineUxbridge branchRayners Lanetowards Cockfosters   Former services   Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Ruislip Manortowards UxbridgeDistrict line(1910–1933)Rayners Lanetowards Upminster