Stepney Green London Underground
Stepney Green is located in Greater London
Stepney Green
Stepney Green
Location of Stepney Green in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Increase 6.41 million[1]
2017Decrease 6.34 million[1]
2018Decrease 5.78 million[2]
2019Increase 5.99 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.46 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyWhitechapel and Bow Railway
Key dates
11 June 1902Opened
1950Ownership transferred to London Transport
Other information
External links
WGS8451°31′19″N 0°02′47″W / 51.521944°N 0.046389°W / 51.521944; -0.046389Coordinates: 51°31′19″N 0°02′47″W / 51.521944°N 0.046389°W / 51.521944; -0.046389
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Stepney Green is a London Underground station located on Mile End Road in Stepney, London, United Kingdom. It is between Whitechapel and Mile End on the District line and the Hammersmith & City line, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.


The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway, a joint venture between the District Railway and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway. The new railway connected the District Railway at Whitechapel with the London, Tilbury and Southend at Bow.

Electrified District Railway services started in 1905. Hammersmith and City line services (then part of the Metropolitan line) started in 1936. The station passed to London Underground in 1950.[5]

The Hammersmith & City line was extended from Whitechapel to Barking via Stepney Green permanently in 2009 due to Crossrail and work at Whitechapel station.[6]


It is a sub-surface station with two platforms. The ticket office is above ground and connected to the platforms by stairs. The layout and design of the station is largely unchanged with many original features intact.


Hammersmith & City line

This is the general off-peak frequency.

District line

This is the general off-peak frequency. During peak times trains also operate to Wimbledon. During off-peak times, 3 trains per hour from Wimbledon terminate at Barking (as of December 2014).

Circle line

There is no regular service however there are two trains per day that run from Barking to Edgware Road via Victoria before 6 AM. (as of February 2015.)[7]


Stepney Green is one of the two stations (the other being Mile End) serving the nearby Mile End campus of Queen Mary, University of London, with a station located each side of it.


London Buses routes 25, 205, 309, 339 and night routes N25 and N205 serve the station.[8]

See also


  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. ^ "Transport Act, 1947" (PDF). The London Gazette. 27 January 1950. p. 480. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 July 2013.
  6. ^[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "London Underground: Why are Circle line trains showing up at Whitechapel?". 2 November 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Buses from Stepney Green" (PDF). TfL. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Whitechapeltowards HammersmithHammersmith & City lineMile Endtowards Barking Whitechapeltowards Wimbledon, Richmond or Ealing BroadwayDistrict lineMile Endtowards Upminster   Former services   Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Whitechapeltowards HammersmithMetropolitan lineHammersmith branch (1936–1990)Mile Endtowards Barking