Mile End tube station
Mile End is a London Underground station in Mile End, East End of London. It is served by the Hammersmith & City, District and Central lines. This station features a cross-platform interchange in both directions, District and Hammersmith & City lines stopping on the inside tracks and the Central line stopping on the outside tracks. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.
|Mile End |
Location of Mile End in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Tower Hamlets|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Owner||Transport for London|
|Number of platforms||4|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Whitechapel and Bow Railway|
|1946||Central line started|
|1950||Ownership transferred to London Transport|
The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel & Bow Railway (W&BR). Electrified services started in 1905. The first services were provided by the District Railway (now the District line); the Metropolitan line followed in 1936 (In 1988 this section of the Metropolitan was renamed the Hammersmith & City line). In 1946 the station was expanded and rebuilt by the Chief Architect of London Underground, Stanley Heaps and his assistant Thomas Bilbow, as part of the Central line eastern extension, with services starting on 4 December 1946. Following nationalisation of the joint venture owners of the W&BR, full ownership of the station passed to London Underground in 1950.
In November 2009, part of a plastic barrier broke off from a departing train and struck three commuters. One woman suffered a 5 cm cut in her forehead, and London Underground Ltd faced a fine of up to £20,000 after admitting liability in the case.
Mile End is the only station in a tunnel on the network that offers cross-platform interchange between deep tube (Central line) and sub-surface (District and Hammersmith & City line) trains. The station takes its name from the A11 Mile End Road, which itself is named after a milestone signifying the point one mile (1.6 km) east of the boundary of the City of London. However, the stone's position was actually closer to Stepney Green than Mile End station itself, which is further east, on the junction with Burdett Road.
The station has undergone renovation. Metronet, a company in a public–private partnership with Transport for London (TfL), got as far as stripping the station bare before the company collapsed in 2008. After a short changeover period, TfL continued the renovation work.
Mile End–Bow Road
Notable local places
The station is close to Victoria Park and Mile End Park, as well as the Regent's Canal. Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Hospital and the now-closed St. Clements Hospital—part of the Royal London Hospital—are nearby.
- The Whitechapel & Bow Railway was a joint venture company originally owned by the District Railway (DR) and the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR). The original two parties were each taken over more than once. The DR was a subsidiary of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London, which became part of the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933, which became part of the London Transport Executive (LTE) on nationalisation in 1948. The LTSR was taken over by the Midland Railway in 1920 which was merged into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923 and nationalised into British Railways (BR) in 1948. Both the LTE and BR were controlled by the British Transport Commission.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- "Transport Act, 1947" (PDF). The London Gazette. 27 January 1950. p. 480. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 July 2013.
- Rail Accident Report - Derailment of a London Underground Central Line train near Mile End station 5 July 2007 (PDF). Department of Transport - Rail Accident Investigation Branch. January 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011.
- "Passengers struck by Tube train". BBC News. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009.
- "Mile End Mystery Accident Pay-Outs". Londonist. 23 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012.
- "Renovation works". London reconnections.
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