Theydon Bois London Underground
Station entrance
Theydon Bois
Theydon Bois
Location of Theydon Bois in Essex
LocationTheydon Bois
Local authorityDistrict of Epping Forest
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes (Eastbound only)[1]
Fare zone6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Decrease 0.85 million[2]
2017Increase 0.95 million[2]
2018Decrease 0.89 million[3]
2019Increase 0.90 million[4]
2020Decrease 0.49 million[5]
Key dates
24 April 1865Opened
25 September 1949London Underground services start[6]
18 April 1966Goods yard closed[7]
Other information
External links
WGS8451°40′18″N 0°06′12″E / 51.67166°N 0.10333°E / 51.67166; 0.10333Coordinates: 51°40′18″N 0°06′12″E / 51.67166°N 0.10333°E / 51.67166; 0.10333
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Theydon Bois is a London Underground station in the village of Theydon Bois in Essex, England. It is served by the Central line and is between Debden and Epping. For the purposes of fare charging it is in Zone 6.


The station was opened as "Theydon" by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on 24 April 1865 but in December that year it was renamed to its present name. It opened as an intermediate station on their Loughton–Ongar extension; the GER became part of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923. 'Milk trains' to Liverpool Street were a regular feature in the timetable until the underpass from Leyton to Stratford was built.

As part of the New Works Programme, 1935–1940, the LNER branch was transferred to London Underground, to form the part of the eastern extension of the Central line.

In 2015, advocacy by a local group forced a proposed 80-space commuter car park to seek planning permission before being constructed on land adjacent to the station.[8]

The station today

The station was one of the first on the Underground network to operate without a staffed ticket office.[citation needed]



  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. ^ "Labyrinth". 8 July 2013.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Blow to TfL in row over commuter car park, Joseph Flaig, 6 August 2015. Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Debdentowards Ealing Broadway or West RuislipCentral lineEppingTerminus   Historical railways   Chigwell LaneLine and station open   Great Eastern RailwayLoughton-Ongar   EppingLine and station open