Great Portland Street London Underground
Station as seen from above looking north towards Regents Place
Great Portland Street
Great Portland Street
Location of Great Portland Street in Central London
LocationGreat Portland Street
Local authorityCity of Westminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Decrease 8.34 million[1]
2016Increase 8.66 million[1]
2017Decrease 8.08 million[1]
2018Decrease 7.38 million[2]
2019Increase 7.97 million[3]
Key dates
10 January 1863 (1863-01-10)Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°31′26″N 0°08′38″W / 51.5238°N 0.1438°W / 51.5238; -0.1438Coordinates: 51°31′26″N 0°08′38″W / 51.5238°N 0.1438°W / 51.5238; -0.1438
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Great Portland Street is a London Underground station near Regent's Park. It is between Baker Street and Euston Square on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. Great Portland Street station is listed as a building of National Significance and lies in Travelcard Zone 1.[4]

History

The station was part of the world's first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, which opened between "Bishop's Road" (now Paddington) on the Hammersmith & City line and "Farringdon Street" (close to the present-day Farringdon station). It was opened on 10 January 1863 as "Portland Road", changed to its present name on 1 March 1917 but was renamed "Great Portland Street and Regents Park" in 1923 and then reverted to its present name in 1933.[5] The current structure was built in 1930 on a traffic island on the Marylebone Road at its intersection with Great Portland Street and Albany Street. Its construction is a steel framed cream terracotta clad exterior, with the perimeter providing shops and originally a car showroom with office space over the station. Great Portland Street was at a major sales location for the motor industry. It was designed by the Metropolitan Railway's architect C. W. Clark and was Grade II-listed in January 1987.[6]

The station lies at the northern end of Great Portland Street – a main road which marks the border between Marylebone and Fitzrovia.[7][8]

The local neighbourhood plan identified the gyratory around Great Portland Street Underground Station as one where public realm improvements and traffic calming should be made.[9]

Services

The station is served by the Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines, between Euston Square in the east and Baker Street to the west. All three lines share the same pair of tracks from Baker Street Junction to Aldgate Junction making this section of track one of the most intensely used on the London Underground network.

Circle line

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

Hammersmith & City line

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

Metropolitan line

The Metropolitan Line is the only line to operate express services, though currently this is only during peak times (Eastbound 06:30–09:30 / Westbound 16:00–19:00). Fast services run non-stop between Wembley Park, Harrow-On-The-Hill and Moor Park, Semi-fast services run non-stop between Wembley Park and Harrow-On-The-Hill.[11]

The typical off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

Off-peak services to/from Watford terminate at Baker Street

The typical peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

Connections

London Buses routes 18, 27, 30, 88, 205 and 453 and night routes N18 and N205 serve the station.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Great Portland Street Underground Station (1213650)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  5. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J. E. Connor and B. Halford
  6. ^ London Underground Station Heritage Board, accessed 10 January 2013[full citation needed]
  7. ^ "About us". Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association. 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ "The Marylebone Association Constitution" (PDF). 14 May 1996. Retrieved 10 May 2014.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Forum (6 May 2017). "PEDESTRIANISATION OF OXFORD STREET | FitzWest". fitzwest.org. Archived from the original on 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Circle and Hammersmith & City line WTT" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2016.
  11. ^ "CULG – Metropolitan Line". www.davros.org. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Metropolitan line WTT" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016.
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Baker Streettowards HammersmithCircle lineEuston Squaretowards Edgware Road (via Aldgate) Hammersmith & City lineEuston Squaretowards Barking Baker Streettowards Amersham, Chesham, Uxbridge or WatfordMetropolitan lineEuston Squaretowards Aldgate   Former services   Baker Streettowards HammersmithMetropolitan lineHammersmith branch (1864–1990)Euston Squaretowards Barking