Mile End tube station
Entrance on Mile End Road
Location of Mile End in Greater London
Location Mile End Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets Managed by London Underground Number of platforms 4 Fare zone 2 London Underground annual entry and exit 2008 13.300 million 2009 13.522 million 2010 13.230 million 1902 Opened (W&BR) 1946 Started (Central line) List of stations Underground · National Rail
The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel & Bow Railway. Electrified services started in 1905. In 1923 ownership of the station passed to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, although services were provided by the District Line with the Hammersmith & City Line (then the Metropolitan Line) following in 1936. The station passed to London Underground after nationalisation of the railways. In 1946 the station was expanded and rebuilt as part of the Central Line eastern extension with services starting on 4 December 1946.
On 5 July 2007, a Central line train was derailed when it hit a roll of fire blanket which had been blown out of a cross passage between the two tunnels by the strong cross winds.
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 TfL faces a fine of up to £20,000 after admitting liability in the case.
The station today
Mile End is the only subterranean station on the network that offers cross-platform interchange between '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 is currently undergoing renovation works. Metronet, a TfL Public–private partnership company, got as far as stripping the station bare before the company collapsed in 2008. After a short change over period TfL continued the renovation work.
Notable local places
This 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.
It is served by several bus routes, including routes 25, 205, 277, 309, 323, 339, 425, D6 and D7.
- ^ a b c "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2010. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/modesoftransport/tube/performance/default.asp?onload=entryexit. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- ^ Rail Accident Report - Derailment of a London Underground Central Line train near Mile End station 5 July 2007. Department of Transport - Rail Accident Investigation Branch. January 2008. http://www.raib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/2008-01-31-R032008-MileEnd.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- ^ "Passengers struck by Tube train". BBC News. 18 November 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8366005.stm.
- ^ http://londonist.com/2010/09/woman_to_sue_for_mile_end_mystery_a.php
- ^ http://londonreconnections.blogspot.com/search/label/renovation%20works
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