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Tower Hill London Underground London River Services
Tower hill entrance.jpg
Entrance opposite the Tower of London
Tower Hill is located in Central London
Tower Hill
Tower Hill
Location of Tower Hill in Central London
LocationTower Hill
Local authorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed byLondon Underground
OwnerTransport for London
Number of platforms3
AccessibleYes[2]
Fare zone1
OSIFenchurch Street National Rail
Tower Gateway Docklands Light Railway[3]
Cycle parkingNo
Toilet facilitiesNo
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Decrease 21.03 million[4]
2018Increase 22.88 million[5]
2019Decrease 20.59 million[6]
2020Decrease 4.12 million[7]
2021Increase 7.33 million[8]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon Transport Executive
Key dates
4 February 1967 (4 February 1967)Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′36″N 0°04′34″W / 51.51°N 0.076°W / 51.51; -0.076Coordinates: 51°30′36″N 0°04′34″W / 51.51°N 0.076°W / 51.51; -0.076
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Tower Hill is a London Underground station in Tower Hill in the East End of London. It is on the Circle line between Monument and Aldgate stations, and the District line between Monument and Aldgate East. Tower Hill is within Travelcard zone 1 and is a short distance from Tower Gateway station for the Docklands Light Railway, Fenchurch Street station for National Rail mainline services, and Tower Millennium Pier for River Services.

The entrance to Tower Hill station is a few metres from one of the largest remaining segments of the Roman London Wall which once surrounded the historic City of London. A small section of this wall is visible above the track at the far Eastern end of the Westbound platform, near the ceiling. The station was built on the site of the former Tower of London station that closed in 1884. The present Tower Hill station opened in 1967 and replaced a nearby station with the same name but which was originally called Mark Lane, that was slightly farther west.

In 2021, Transport for London made Tower Hill the tenth Underground station to replace some standard platform logos with 'poppy roundels' for the period leading up to Remembrance Day each year.[9] Opposite the station in Trinity Square Gardens is The Merchant Navy Memorial[10] [11]commemorating merchant seafarers lost in the two World Wars and Falklands Campaign who have no grave but the sea. Its total of some 36,000 names is greater than that of any other Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial in the UK. [12]

Services

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but the typical off-peak service pattern is:

Future

A Transport Supporting Paper released by the office of the Mayor of London envisages the closure of Tower Gateway DLR station and the branch serving it, with a replacement interchange being provided via new platforms at Tower Hill tube station. The reasoning is given that currently, 90 per cent of DLR City passengers use Bank station, but only 75 per cent of services go there; this would increase service to Bank from 23tph to 30tph, thereby unlocking more capacity on the Bank branch.[13]

Connections

London Buses routes 15, 42, 78, 100, 343, night routes N15, N551 and long-distance coach routes 734, 735, 736, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 769, 770 and 780 serve the station.[14]

References

  1. ^ "The Merchant Navy Memorial, Second World War section". Historic England. Retrieved 3 September 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "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)
  8. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Hoefling, Roger. "'Transport for London's tribute'". The Journal of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. XXV (012): 410–411.
  10. ^ "The Merchant Navy Memorial, First World War section". Historic England. Retrieved 3 September 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "The Merchant Navy Memorial, Second World War section". Historic England. Retrieved 3 September 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "What's the biggest war memorial in the UK?". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 3 September 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Transport%20Supporting%20Paper_3.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  14. ^ "Buses from Tower of London" (PDF). TfL. June 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
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