Sudbury Hill tube station

London Underground station

Sudbury Hill is located in Greater London
Sudbury Hill
Sudbury Hill
Location of Sudbury Hill in Greater London
LocationSudburyLocal authorityLondon Borough of HarrowManaged byLondon UndergroundNumber of platforms2AccessibleYes[1]Fare zone4OSISudbury Hill Harrow National Rail[2]London Underground annual entry and exit2017Decrease 1.88 million[3]2018Decrease 1.76 million[4]2019Increase 1.91 million[5]2020Decrease 1.45 million[6]2021Decrease 0.89 million[7]Key dates28 June 1903Opened (DR)4 July 1932Start (Piccadilly line)4 July 1932End (District line)Listed statusListing gradeIIEntry number1254171[8]Added to list17 May 1994; 28 years ago (1994-05-17)Other informationExternal links
  • TfL station info page
WGS8451°33′25″N 0°20′11″W / 51.55694°N 0.33639°W / 51.55694; -0.33639Coordinates: 51°33′25″N 0°20′11″W / 51.55694°N 0.33639°W / 51.55694; -0.33639 London transport portal

Sudbury Hill is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly line. The station is between Sudbury Town and South Harrow, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is located on Greenford Road (A4127) north of the junction with Whitton Avenue, on the border between the London Boroughs of Harrow and Ealing. The station is close to Sudbury Hill Harrow railway station.

History

Sudbury Hill station was opened on 28 June 1903 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its new extension to South Harrow from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey.[9]

This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground's surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains.[10] The deep-level tube lines open at that time (City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.

The original station building was demolished in 1930 and 1931 and replaced by a new station in preparation for the handover of the branch from the District line to the Piccadilly line. The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Like the stations at Sudbury Town and Alperton to the south as well as others that Holden designed elsewhere for the east and west Piccadilly line extensions such as Acton Town and Oakwood, Sudbury Hill station features a tall block-like ticket hall rising above a low horizontal structure that contains station facilities and shops. The brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof.

On 4 July 1932 the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line was replaced by the Piccadilly line.[9]

The station was made a Grade II Listed Building on 17 May 1994.[8]

In 2018, it was announced that the station would gain step free access by 2022, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[11] This was achieved on 30 December 2021 with the installation of two lifts.[1]

Services

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

  • 6tph to Cockfosters (Eastbound)
  • 3tph to Rayners Lane (Westbound)
  • 3tph to Uxbridge via Rayners Lane (Westbound)

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

  • 12tph to Cockfosters (Eastbound)
  • 6tph to Rayners Lane (Westbound)
  • 6tph to Uxbridge via Rayners Lane (Westbound)

Connections

London Buses routes 92 and H17 serve the station.

Gallery

  • Looking eastbound towards Sudbury Hill

    Looking eastbound towards Sudbury Hill

  • Looking westbound towards South Harrow

    Looking westbound towards South Harrow

  • Roundel on westbound platform

    Roundel on westbound platform

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Sudbury Hill becomes London's 90th step-free Tube station". Transport for London. 30 December 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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)
  7. ^ "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)
  8. ^ a b Historic England. "Sudbury Hill London Regional Transport Underground Station (1254171)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  9. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. London: Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. OCLC 59556887.
  10. ^ Feather, Clive (15 April 2008). "District Line – Dates". Clive's UndergrounD Line Guides. Archived from the original on 3 March 2000.
  11. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Picadilly Line Working Timetable" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sudbury Hill tube station.
  • "Sudbury Hill". Photographic Archive. London Transport Museum. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014.
    • Sudbury Hill station, 1916
    • Temporary station building, 1931
    • Sudbury Hill station, 1932
    • Booking hall of new station, 1934
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