Marble Arch London Underground
Marble Arch
Marble Arch
Location of Marble Arch in Central London
LocationOxford Street
Local authorityWestminster
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Decrease 15.44 million[1]
2016Decrease 14.11 million[1]
2017Decrease 14.00 million[1]
2018Decrease 13.49 million[2]
2019Decrease 12.16 million[3]
Key dates
30 July 1900Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′49″N 0°9′30″W / 51.51361°N 0.15833°W / 51.51361; -0.15833Coordinates: 51°30′49″N 0°9′30″W / 51.51361°N 0.15833°W / 51.51361; -0.15833
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Marble Arch is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster. The station is between Lancaster Gate and Bond Street stations on the Central line, and is in Travelcard Zone 1.

History

The station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway (CLR).

Like all the original stations on the CLR, Marble Arch was served by lifts to the platforms but the station was reconstructed in the early 1930s to accommodate escalators. This saw the closure of the original station building, designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures, that was situated on the corner of Quebec Street and Oxford Street, and a replacement sub-surface ticket hall opened further to the west. The new arrangements came into use on 15 August 1932. The original surface building was later demolished.

The platforms, originally lined in plain white tiles, were refitted with decorative vitreous enamel panels in 1985. The panel graphics were designed by Annabel Grey.[4]

The station was modernised in 2010, resulting in new finishes in all areas of the station, apart from the retention of many of the decorative enamel panels at platform level.

The station today

The station is named after the Marble Arch nearby and is located at the north east side of the Marble Arch junction, at the western end of Oxford Street.

There is a siding to the west of the station allowing trains from Epping, Hainault and Woodford to terminate here. It isn't commonly used but it is still retained for emergencies and when engineering works take place.

Connections

London Buses routes 2, 6, 13, 16, 23, 30, 36, 74, 94, 98, 137, 148, 159, 189, 274, 390 and 414 serve the station.

See also

Gallery

  • Westbound platform
    Westbound platform
  • Eastbound platform
    Eastbound platform
  • Decoration on eastbound platform
    Decoration on eastbound platform
  • Roundel on platform
    Roundel on platform
  • Eastbound platform shortly after opening in 1900 - sign above man on bench says "(Marb)le Arch"
    Eastbound platform shortly after opening in 1900 - sign above man on bench says "(Marb)le Arch"

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. ^ Underground Architecture; David Lawrence; Capital Transport;1994
  5. ^ Gary P Nunn Lost Gonzo Band London Homesick Blues – YouTube
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Lancaster Gatetowards Ealing Broadway or West RuislipCentral lineBond Streettowards Epping, Hainault or Woodford (via Hainault)