Bond Street tube station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Bond Street tube station is a London Underground station on Oxford Street, near the junction with New Bond Street. Note that the street-level entrances are approximately 200 metres west of New Bond Street itself. The actual entrance to the station is inside the West One shopping arcade on the corner of Oxford Street and Davies Street.

The station is on the Central Line between Template:LUL stations and Template:LUL stations and on the Jubilee Line, between Template:LUL stations and Template:LUL stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

History

The station was first opened on 24 September 1900 by the Central London Railway, three months after the first stations on the Central Line opened.<ref name="Guide">Template:Cite news</ref> The surface building was designed, in common with all original CLR stations, by the architect Harry Bell Measures. Bond Street does not appear on the Central London Railway's original plans which include, instead, a proposed Davies Street station.<ref name="Guide"/>

In 1909, Harry Selfridge proposed a subway link to his new Selfridges store to the west, and the renaming of the station as "Selfridges". Contemporary opposition quashed the idea.

The station has seen several major reconstructions. The first, which saw the original lifts replaced by escalators, a new sub-surface ticket hall and a new façade to the station, designed by the architect Charles Holden, came into use on 8 June 1926. This was demolished with the construction of the "West One" shopping arcade in the 1980s, a period that had also seen the Jubilee Line services to this station commence on 1 May 1979. Some slight elements of the original facade do survive above the eastern entrance to the station.

In 2007 the station underwent a major modernisation, removing the murals installed on the Central line platforms in the 1980s and replacing them with plain white tiles, in a style similar to those when the station opened in 1900.

Transport links

London bus route 2, 6, 7, 10, 13, 23, 30, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 137, 139, 159, 189, 274, 390 and Night routes N2, N7, N13, N73, N98 and N207.

Future developments

Crossrail line 1 will call at Bond Street. Services are due to commence in 2018.<ref name="Crossrail 2018">Template:Cite news</ref> The station will be reconstructed to accommodate the extra platforms and increased pedestrian traffic. This will include a new street level entrance on the north side of Oxford Street. The station is to become one of many newly made "step free" stations. This means that there will be lifts to provide a step free way to access the platforms.

As part of the station reconstruction, Jubilee Line trains will be non-stopping at Bond Street for a 6-month period in 2014, to allow for new shaft excavation.

Nearby places of interest

  • Bond Street
  • Claridge's Hotel
  • Handel House Museum, Brook Street
  • Wallace Collection, Manchester Square
  • Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street
  • US Embassy, Grosvenor Square

Cultural references

The station and line are mentioned in the refrain to the 1969 Sweet Thursday song "Gilbert Street".

Gallery

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