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Gants Hill is a London Underground station in Gants Hill, in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is served by the Central line and is in Zone 4. It is the easternmost station to be entirely below ground on the London Underground network. It is also the busiest station on the Hainault loop of the Central line.
The station is located beneath Gants Hill roundabout, and reached via the pedestrian subway under the roundabout.
Construction originally began in the 1930s but was suspended during the Second World War. During the war, the station was used as an air raid shelter and the tunnels as a munitions factory for Plessey electronics. Plessey opened their facility in 1942, and production lasted until 1945. The station was finally completed and opened on 14 December 1947. During planning, the names "Ilford North" and "Cranbrook" were considered.
The station, like many others on the same branch, was designed by notable Tube architect Charles Holden. During the station's planning phase Holden had worked as a consultant for the Moscow Metro, and his design for Gants Hill was inspired by many of the stations on the Russian capital's system. There are three escalators from the ticket office to the platforms.
The station has no surface buildings due to its location under Gants Hill roundabout.
Many London Bus routes serve the station, with bus stops on all the main roads joining Gants Hill Roundabout - Eastern Avenue, Cranbrook Road and Woodford Avenue. Destinations include Ilford town centre, Romford, Leytonstone, Loughton and Wood Green.