Ladbroke Grove tube station

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Ladbroke Grove
London Underground
Ladbroke Grove tube station 4.jpg
Ladbroke Grove is located in Greater London
Ladbroke Grove
Ladbroke Grove

Location of Ladbroke Grove in Greater London
Location Kensington
Local authority Kensington and Chelsea
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2

London Underground annual entry and exit
2008 Increase 5.440 million1
2009 Decrease 5.121 million2
2010 Increase 5.230 million3

Original company Hammersmith and City Railway
Pre-grouping Hammersmith and City Railway
Post-grouping Hammersmith and City Railway
13 June 1864 Opened as Notting Hill
1869 Renamed Notting Hill (Ladbroke Road)
1880 Renamed Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove
1 June 1919 Renamed Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington)
1938 Renamed Ladbroke Grove
13 December 2009 Circle Line service introduced

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Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′02″N 0°12′38″W / 51.5172°N 0.2106°W / 51.5172; -0.2106

Ladbroke Grove is a London Underground station on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, between Latimer Road and Westbourne Park stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2 set in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea .

Originally opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway on 13 June 1864 as Notting Hill with the extension of that line from Paddington to Hammersmith it was renamed Notting Hill & Ladbroke Grove in 1880 and Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington) on 1 June 1919 before acquiring the present name in 1938.

The station is the nearest to Portobello Road Market and market traders and shopkeepers in the market have started a campaign to have the station renamed Portobello Road in an effort to strengthen recognition of the market's proximity.4

In 2009, because of financial constraints, TfL decided to stop work on a project to provide step-free access at Ladbroke Grove and five other stations, on the grounds that these are relatively quiet stations and some are already one or two stops away from an existing step-free station.5 Ladbroke Grove is two stops away from Wood Lane which has step-free access. The project at Ladbroke Grove would have provided two new lifts to platform level and a new step-free entrance. £3.06 million was spent on Ladbroke Grove before the project was halted.6

In popular culture

This station appears in an earlier version of the music video for Lily Allen's "LDN". Lily alights here after travelling from Hammersmith tube station on the Hammersmith and City line with her red Raleigh Chopper bicycle. The station also appears in the films Kidulthood (2006) and Adulthood (2008).

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2008". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Let's call it Portobello Road Tube, Evening Standard, 30 June 2006
  5. ^ "Disability and Deaf Equality Scheme (DES) 2009-2012". TfL. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "TfL wastes £64million abandoning disabled access plans on the Tube". Evening Standard. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 

Transport links

London bus routes 23, 70, 228, 295, 452 pass the station and bus route 316 10min walk to the station on Cambridge Gardens.

External links

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