Gants Hill tube station

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Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Gants Hill tube station is a London Underground station in Gants Hill, in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is served by the Central Line and is in Zone 4. It is the easternmost station to be entirely below ground on the London Underground network.

History

Construction originally began in the 1930s but was suspended during the Second World War. During the war, the station was used as an air raid shelter and the tunnels as a munitions factory for Plessey electronics. The station was finally completed and opened on 14 December 1947. During planning, the names "Ilford North" and "Cranbrook" were considered.<ref name="harris">Template:Cite book</ref>

Design

The station, like many others on the same branch, was designed by notable Tube architect Charles Holden; during the planning period London Underground Holden advised on the construction of the new Moscow Metro, which is why the barrel-vaulted halls of Gants Hill echo many stations on the Russian capital's system.<ref name="pootergeek">Template:Cite web</ref> There are three escalators from the ticket office to the platforms.

Location

The station is located beneath Gants Hill roundabout, and reached via the pedestrian subway under the roundabout.

Transport connections

Route Number Route Via Operator Operation
66 Template:Access icon Leytonstone Station Template:Rail-interchange to Romford Station Template:Rail-interchange Wanstead Template:Rail-interchange, Redbridge Template:Rail-interchange, Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange, Newbury Park Template:Rail-interchange Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
123 Template:Access icon Ilford Hainault Street to Wood Green Bus Station Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange, Walthamstow, Tottenham, Turnpike Lane Template:Rail-interchange Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
128 Template:Access icon Claybury Broadway to Romford Station Template:Rail-interchange Barkingside, Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange, IlfordTemplate:Rail-interchange Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
150 Template:Access icon Chigwell Row to Becontree Heath Bus Station Hainault Template:Rail-interchange Barkingside, Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange, Ilford Template:Rail-interchange Arriva London Daily. London Buses service. Times
167 Template:Access icon Debden Template:Rail-interchange to Ilford Hainault Street Loughton Template:Rail-interchange, Barkingside, Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times
179 Template:Access icon Chingford Template:Rail-interchange to Ilford Hainault Street Woodford Green, South Woodford Template:Rail-interchange, Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
296 Template:Access icon Ilford Sainbury's to Romford Station Template:Rail-interchange Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange, Newbury ParkTemplate:Rail-interchange, Rose Lane Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
396 Template:Access icon Ilford Sainbury's to King George Hospital Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange, Newbury ParkTemplate:Rail-interchange, Little Heath Stagecoach London Daily. London Buses service. Times
462 Template:Access icon Hainault The Lowe to Ilford Hainault Street Grange Hill Template:Rail-interchange, Barkingside, Gants Hill Template:Rail-interchange Go-Ahead London Daily. London Buses service. Times

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