Upton Park London Underground
Main entrance on Green Street
Upton Park
Upton Park
Location of Upton Park in Greater London
LocationUpton Park
Local authorityLondon Borough of Newham
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Decrease 10.14 million[1]
2017Decrease 9.59 million[1]
2018Increase 9.68 million[2]
2019Increase 9.71 million[3]
2020Decrease 6.68 million[4]
Key dates
1 September 1877Opened by LT&SR
1902District line started
15 June 1962London–Southend withdrawn
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′06″N 0°02′04″E / 51.535°N 0.0344°E / 51.535; 0.0344Coordinates: 51°32′06″N 0°02′04″E / 51.535°N 0.0344°E / 51.535; 0.0344
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Upton Park is a London Underground station on the District and Hammersmith and City lines, on Green Street in the Upton Park area of the London Borough of Newham, east London. It is in Zone 3.

The station was opened by the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR) in 1877. District line service began in 1902, and the Hammersmith & City (at that time the Metropolitan line) followed in 1936. LTSR services were withdrawn in 1962. The station has two working platforms, one for each direction. Two other platforms used to serve the LTSR but are now disused.

Nowadays, the station serves Queens Road Market and Green Street.

History

Upton Park was the first station on the LT&SR to be built by a property developer.[5] Read was a developer who proposed the station and given approval designed and built a two platform station between the houses of Queen's Road and Harold Road. The station fronted Queen's Square on the corner of Green Street and Queen's Road opened in September 1877. The building was demolished in 1903/04 when the line was quadrupled and the present station constructed.

Upton Park tube station appears in the English slang term, "He/She is Upton Park - two stops short of Barking", indicating that the individual in question is slightly mad.[6]

Services

The service frequency is 15 services per hour on the District line and 6 services per hour on the Hammersmith & City line.

Connections

London Buses routes 5, 58, 104, 115, 147, 238, 330, 376 and night route N15 serve the station, providing connections to Aldgate, Barking, Beckton, Canning Town, East Ham, Ilford, Manor Park, Oxford Circus (night only), Romford, Walthamstow and Wanstead Park.[7]

Facilities

There are two ticket office windows, two touch screen ticket machines, and three of the more traditional coin-only button machines.

At present there are no lifts at the station for disabled access, nor are there plans to install any.

Trivia

Gallery

References

  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.
  5. ^ The London, Tilbury & Southend Railway by Peter Kay ISBN 1-899890-19-X
  6. ^ "Two Stops from Upton Park". Martin Stirrup. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Buses from Upton Park" (PDF). TfL. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
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