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Lambeth North tube station

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Location  Lambeth
Fare zone  1
2013  3.02 million
Phone  +44 343 222 1234
Local authority  London Borough of Lambeth
Managed by  London Underground
2012  3.31 million
2014  3.57 million
Number of platforms  2
Architect  Leslie Green
Lambeth North tube station
Address  110 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7XG, UK
Original company  Baker Street and Waterloo Railway
Similar  London Underground, Elephant & Castle tube station, Waterloo tube station, Embankment tube station, Warwick Avenue tube station

Lambeth North is a London Underground station in the neighbourhood of Lambeth, at the junction of Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road. It is on the Bakerloo line, between Elephant & Castle and Waterloo, and is in Travelcard Zone 1. It is located at 110 Westminster Bridge Road, and is the nearest tube station to the Imperial War Museum. It closed for maintenance works in July 2016, and reopened in February 2017.

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History

Designed by Leslie Green, the station was opened by the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway on 10 March 1906, with the name Kennington Road. It served as the temporary southern terminus of the line until 5 August 1906, when Elephant & Castle station was opened. The station's name was changed to Westminster Bridge Road in July 1906 and it was again renamed, to Lambeth North, in April 1917.

At 03:56 on 16 January 1941, a German "Satan" 1800 kg general-purpose bomb hit a hostel at nearby 92 Westminster Bridge Road. The shock wave severely damaged the southbound platform tunnel injuring 28 people sheltering there, one of whom died in hospital 15 days later. Thirty-seven rings of the damaged tunnel had to be completely replaced, 15 partially replaced, and 86 feet of platform rebuilt. Traffic through the station resumed after 95 days.

Layout

There are two tracks in separate tunnels. The station has two lifts and a spiral staircase connecting the street level to platform level (about 70 feet below). Immediately north of the station is a crossover enabling trains to terminate at both platforms. This is necessary for trains that are stabled at the London Road Depot, which can be seen on St George's Street and connects with the Bakerloo line north of the station.

Services

The typical service pattern in trains per hour (tph) is:

  • 6tph to Harrow & Wealdstone via Queens Park & Stonebridge Park (Northbound)
  • 3tph to Stonebridge Park via Queens Park (Northbound)
  • 5tph to Queens Park (Northbound)
  • 14tph to Elephant and Castle (Southbound)
  • Connections

    London Buses routes 12, 53, 59, 148, 159, 453 and C10 and night route N109 serve the station.

    References

    Lambeth North tube station Wikipedia


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