Blackhorse Road station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Blackhorse Road station is a London Overground and London Underground station, which is located on the junction of Blackhorse Road/Blackhorse Lane with Forest Road in the Walthamstow neighbourhood of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in London, England. The station below ground is on the Victoria Line of the London Underground and it is the penultimate station on the eastern end of that line. Above ground, the station is located approximately at the midpoint of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line of the London Overground. Ticket barriers control access to all platforms. Passengers, using Oyster cards, are required to tap on an interchange Oyster card reader when transferring between the two lines.

History

The station was opened on 19 July 1894 by the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway, and was originally situated east of Blackhorse Lane. The station was resited in 1968 and expanded by the addition of the underground platforms. The tube station opened on 1 September 1968. Template:Clear left

Description

The underground station, like many stations on the Victoria line, was never completely finished.Template:Citation needed White ceiling panels were never fixed to the ceilings above the platforms; instead the steel tunnel segments were painted black and used to support the fixtures and fittings. This has had a detrimental effect on the lighting levels.

Services

The station is on the Victoria Line and the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking Line, in Travelcard Zone 3 and is the least used station on the Victoria line with 6.179 million passengers per year. The station site is served by London bus routes 123, 158, 230, W15 and N73.

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A 2009 stock train calls at the Victoria Line southbound platform at Blackhorse Road. Looking south towards Central London.

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