- Marble Arch tube station
Location of Marble Arch in Central London
Location Oxford Street Local authority Westminster Managed by London Underground Number of platforms 2 Fare zone 1 London Underground annual entry and exit 2008 16.300 million 2009 16.619 million 2010 17.790 million 1900 Opened List of stations Underground · National Rail
Coordinates: 51°30′49″N 0°09′30″W / 51.5136°N 0.1583°W
Marble Arch is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster. The station is between Lancaster Gate and Bond Street stations on the Central line, and is in Travelcard Zone 1.
The station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway (CLR).
Like all the original stations on the CLR, Marble Arch was served by lifts to the platforms but the station was reconstructed in the early 1930s to accommodate escalators. This saw the closure of the original station building, designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures, that was situated on the corner of Quebec Street and Oxford Street, and a replacement sub-surface ticket hall opened further to the west. The new arrangements came into use on 15 August 1932. The original surface building was later demolished.
The platforms, originally lined in plain white tiles, were refitted with decorative vitreous enamel panels in 1985. The panel graphics were designed by Annabel Grey.
The station is undergoing modernisation (2010) that will see new finishes in all areas of the station with the exception of retention of various of the decorative enamel panels at platform level.
The station today
The station is named after the Marble Arch nearby and is located at the north east side of the Marble Arch junction, at the western end of Oxford Street.
There is a shunting neck to the west of the station allowing trains from Oxford Circus to terminate here.
It is on London Buses route 2, 10, 16, 30, 36, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 137, 148, 159, 390, 414 and 436.
- The Mysterious Planet, a serial of Doctor Who which uses Marble Arch as a plot point.
- London Homesick Blues," a 1974 song by Gary P. Nunn references Marble Arch Station.
- ^ a b c "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2010. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/default.asp?onload=entryexit. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- ^ Underground Architecture; David Lawrence; Capital Transport;1994
- London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
- More photographs of this station
Preceding station London Underground Following stationtowards Ealing Broadway or West Ruislip Central line Central line StationsBank · Barkingside · Bethnal Green · Bond Street · Buckhurst Hill · Chancery Lane · Chigwell · Debden · Ealing Broadway · East Acton · Epping · Fairlop · Gants Hill · Grange Hill · Greenford · Hainault · Hanger Lane · Holborn · Holland Park · Lancaster Gate · Leyton · Leytonstone · Liverpool Street · Loughton · Marble Arch · Mile End · Newbury Park · North Acton · Northolt · Notting Hill Gate · Oxford Circus · Perivale · Queensway · Redbridge · Roding Valley · Ruislip Gardens · St Paul's · Shepherd's Bush · Snaresbrook · South Ruislip · South Woodford · Stratford · Theydon Bois · Tottenham Court Road · Wanstead · West Acton · West Ruislip · White City · Woodford
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