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Bow Road tube station

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Location  Bow
Fare zone  2
2013  5.60 million
Address  London, United Kingdom
Number of platforms  2
Managed by  London Underground
2012  5.18 million
2014  5.77 million
Opened  1902
OSI  Bow Church DLR station
Bow Road tube station
Local authority  London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Original company  Whitechapel and Bow Railway
Similar  Bromley‑by‑Bow tube station, Mile End tube station, London Underground, Plaistow tube station, Stepney Green tube station

Train going east at bow road tube station

Bow Road is a London Underground station on Bow Road in Bow in Greater London, England. The station is situated in the East End of London and is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. The station has an out of station interchange (OSI) with Bow Church station on the Docklands Light Railway which is about 300 m (980 ft) away.



The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway (which was later incorporated into the District line), with the Hammersmith & City line (then the Metropolitan line) following in 1936.

The Great Eastern Railway Bow Road railway station, which closed in 1949, stood on the opposite of Bow Road.

Ownership of the station passed to London Underground in 1950.


The station booking hall is a Grade II listed building.

Bow Road marks the point where westbound trains from Upminster and Barking enter a tunnel; the gradient of the tunnel approach, which is to the east of the station, is 1 in 28, the steepest on the tube network.


London Buses routes 25, 205 and 425, and night route N205 serve the station.


Bow Road tube station Wikipedia