Fulham Broadway London Underground
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Fulham Broadway is located in Greater London
Fulham Broadway
Fulham Broadway
Location of Fulham Broadway in Greater London
LocationWalham Green
Local authorityHammersmith and Fulham
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Decrease 10.15 million[2]
2017Decrease 9.63 million[2]
2018Decrease 9.09 million[3]
2019Decrease 8.82 million[4]
2020Decrease 3.91 million[5]
Railway companies
Original companyDistrict Railway
Key dates
1 March 1880Opened as Walham Green
1 March 1952[6][7]Renamed Fulham Broadway
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′50.23″N 0°11′40.76″W / 51.4806194°N 0.1946556°W / 51.4806194; -0.1946556Coordinates: 51°28′50.23″N 0°11′40.76″W / 51.4806194°N 0.1946556°W / 51.4806194; -0.1946556
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Fulham Broadway is a London Underground station on the Wimbledon branch of the District line. It is between West Brompton and Parsons Green stations and is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station is located on Fulham Broadway (A304). It is the nearest station to Stamford Bridge stadium, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The station is in a cutting that was originally open air until it was covered by the 'Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre' development. The line then resurfaces shortly before West Brompton station.

History

The station was opened as Walham Green on 1 March 1880 when the District Railway (DR, now the District line) extended its line south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.

The original station building was replaced in 1905 with a new entrance designed by Harry W Ford to accommodate crowds for the newly built Stamford Bridge stadium.[8] It is now a Grade II listed building.

The name was changed to its current form on 1 March 1952 after representations from Fulham Chamber of Commerce.[8][9]

The station was upgraded in the early 2000s as part of the construction of the Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre over the station, with a new ticket hall, station control room and step free access. New "match day" staircases were added to the far end of the platform, allowing crowds attending Chelsea F.C. games easier entry/exit from the station, avoiding the main ticket hall and shopping centre.[10] The upgraded station opened in 2003, with access via the shopping centre. The original street-level station building at the southern end of the platform was closed, with the original footbridge remaining in situ.[11]

The original station building was then refurbished, with many of the original station signs and architectural features retained, including the historic terracotta block facade. Following a period as a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant, the building has been in use as a food hall since 2018.[12]

Due to the area's poor Underground links, it is the station used locally by many residents of the western part of neighbouring Chelsea.

On the night of 21 May 2008, the station was the scene of riots following Chelsea's defeat by Manchester United in the Champions League Final.[13]

Services

The typical off-peak service is:

During the peak and on Chelsea F.C. matchdays additional services run including services all the way through to Upminster

Cultural references

Image gallery

Connections

London Buses routes 11, 14, 28, 211, 295, 306, 414, 424, night routes N11 and N28 serve the station.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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)
  6. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  7. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford
  8. ^ a b Fowler, Fiona (14 December 2015). "How the District Line came to Fulham". London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Libraries. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  9. ^ Walham Green Station The Railway Magazine issue 603 July 1951 page 496
  10. ^ "Transformation of Fulham Broadway Station shows the way ahead". London Underground. 22 August 2001. Archived from the original on 18 June 2003. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Fulham Broadway, London". Hamiltons Architects. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Market Hall Fulham | London's Best Food Hall". Market Halls. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  13. ^ Davenport, Jack Lefley, Justin (12 April 2012). "Blood stains streets as rioting Chelsea fans fight each other". standard.co.uk. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  14. ^ "Buses from Fulham Broadway" (PDF). TfL. 13 November 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
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