Location of Upton Park in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Newham|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|1 September 1877||Opened by LT&SR|
|1902||District line started|
|15 June 1962||London–Southend withdrawn|
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 LTSR services were withdrawn in 1962.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.
Upton Park was the first station on the LT&SR to be built by a property developer. 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.
The service frequency is 15 services per hour on the District line and 6 services per hour on the Hammersmith & City line.
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.
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.
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