Edgware Road tube station (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines)

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Template:Infobox London station Edgware Road tube station on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines is a London Underground station on the corner of Chapel Street and Cabbell Street in Travelcard zone 1. A separate station of the same name but on the Bakerloo line is located about 150 metres away on the opposite side of Marylebone Road.

There have been proposals in the past to rename one of the Edgware Road stations to avoid confusion.<ref name="bbc_6994475">Template:Cite news</ref> Neither of them should be confused with the Edgware tube station on the Northern line.

History

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Metropolitan locomotive leaving Edgware Road, at the junction beneath Praed Street

This station was part of the world's first underground railway when it was opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway between Template:LUL stations and Template:LUL stations on 1 October 1863.

It was the site of one of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. Mohammad Sidique Khan detonated a bomb at about 8:50am, on board a westbound Circle line train as it was leaving the station, killing six passengers.

The station was used in New Tricks series 8 episode called End of the Line which aired in 2011.<ref name="bbc_b012m93z">Template:Cite episode</ref>

The station today

The station lies in a cutting open to the atmosphere, not in a tunnel. The station serves the cut-and-cover routes of the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines, forming the northern terminus for the last-named line's service to Template:LUL stations.

To the east of the station, the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines share the same tracks towards Template:LUL stations. To the west all three lines run to Template:LUL stations, but the routes to Template:LUL stations and the Circle and District Line trains via Template:LUL stations diverge at Praed Street Junction to separate stations within the Paddington complex.

Since December 2009, Circle line trains call at the station twice on each journey: initially as a through service from Hammersmith towards Template:LUL stations, then as the terminus for that same service completing the loop via Template:LUL stations (or the same journey in reverse). There are no longer through trains here between the northern part of the Circle line and its western part.

The usual service pattern is: platform 1 for outer rail services to Kings Cross, Liverpool Street and beyond, platform 2 for circle line to High Street Kensington and Victoria, platform 3 for district line trains to Earls Court and Wimbledon, and platform 4 (inner rail) for Shepherds Bush Market and Hammersmith. This may vary in times of disruption - trains can go east from any of platforms 1 2 and 3 and to any of the westbound destinations from platforms 2 3 or 4.

Transport links

London bus routes 18, 27, 205 and night route N18.

See also

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  • List of London Underground stations
  • 7 July 2005 London bombings

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