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Bow Road tube station

Bow Road
Bow Road is located in Greater London
Bow Road
Location of Bow Road in Greater London
Location Bow
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
OSI Bow Church [1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 5.08 million[2]
2012 5.18 million[2]
2013 5.60 million[2]
2014 5.77 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company Whitechapel and Bow Railway
Key dates
1902 Opened
1950 Ownership transferred to London Transport
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1357787[3]
Added to list 27 September 1973
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Bow Road is a London Underground station on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. It is on Bow Road in Bow, east London, about 300 metres from Bow Church DLR station and is in fare zone 2. Out of station interchange (OSI) is allowed between the stations.


  • History 1
  • Design 2
  • Connections 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway (which was later incorporated into the District line), with the Hammersmith & City line (then the Metropolitan line) following in 1936.

The Great Eastern Railway Bow Road railway station, which closed in 1949, stood on the opposite of Bow Road.

Ownership of the station passed to London Underground in 1950.[4]


The station booking hall is a Grade II listed building.

Bow Road marks the point where westbound trains from Upminster and Barking enter a tunnel; the gradient of the tunnel approach, which is to the east of the station, is 1 in 28, the steepest on the tube network.[5]

View eastward at platform level in 1961


London Buses routes 25, 205 and 425, and night route N205 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel).  
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  
  3. ^ "The National Heritage List for England".  
  4. ^ "Transport Act, 1947" (PDF). The London Gazette. 27 January 1950. p. 480. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "London Underground Statistics". Retrieved 25 September 2012. 

External links

Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking
District line
towards Upminster

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