Sudbury Town tube station

London Underground station
Sudbury Town is located in Greater London
Sudbury Town
Sudbury Town
Location of Sudbury Town in Greater London
LocationSudburyLocal authorityLondon Borough of BrentManaged byLondon UndergroundNumber of platforms2AccessibleYes[1]Fare zone4London Underground annual entry and exit2017Decrease 1.81 million[2]2018Decrease 1.68 million[3]2019Increase 1.83 million[4]2020Decrease 1.28 million[5]2021Decrease 0.84 million[6]Railway companiesOriginal companyDistrict RailwayKey dates28 June 1903Station opened4 July 1932District line service replaced by Piccadilly lineListed statusListing gradeII* (since 20 July 2011)Entry number1294594[7]Added to list19 February 1971; 51 years ago (1971-02-19)Other informationExternal links
  • TfL station info page
WGS8451°33′03″N 0°18′56″W / 51.55083°N 0.31556°W / 51.55083; -0.31556Coordinates: 51°33′03″N 0°18′56″W / 51.55083°N 0.31556°W / 51.55083; -0.31556 London transport portal

Sudbury Town (/ˈsʌdbəri/) is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly line. The station is between Alperton and Sudbury Hill, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is located on the border between the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing, with its main entrance on Station Approach in Sudbury. The forecourt of the station is known as Station Crescent. The station serves Sudbury, which forms the western part of Wembley.

Sudbury & Harrow Road National Rail station is located around 350 metres to the north, while Wembley Central station, on the Bakerloo line and the London Overground line to Watford Junction, is around 1 km to the east.

History

Sudbury Town 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.[8]

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.[9] 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 Hill to the north 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 Town 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. Sudbury Town station is a Grade II* listed building.[10] Some of the original station signage uses the Johnston Delf Smith typeface, a wedge-serif variation of the standard London Underground Johnston typeface.

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.[8]

Services

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[11]

  • 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:[11]

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

Connections

London Buses routes 204, 487 and H17 serve the station. Route 245 no longer stops at the station.

References

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ "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. ^ "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)
  7. ^ Historic England. "Sudbury Town Underground Station (1294594)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  8. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  9. ^ Feather, Clive. "District Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Archived from the original on 3 March 2000.
  10. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

Petit-serif variant of Johnston type
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sudbury Town tube station.
  • "Sudbury Town". Photographic Archive. London Transport Museum.
    • Sudbury Town station, 1926
    • New station building after opening, 1931
    • Booking hall, 1931
    • View of platforms and main building, 1932
  • "Charles Holden". CharlesHolden.com. Archived from the original on 19 November 2003.
    • "Sudbury Town station". CharlesHolden.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2004.
    • "View of platform". CharlesHolden.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2004.
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