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Wanstead (London Underground)

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North entrance

Northbound platform

Wanstead is an underground station on the London Underground in the London Borough of Redbridge. It is located in Travelcard fare zone 4 on Eastern Avenue (A12). In 2014, 3.09 million passengers used this station served by the Central Line.[1]

Construction work on the station began in the late 1930s, but had to be interrupted because of the Second World War. The already completed tunnel between Leytonstone and Newbury Park served for some years as an underground factory for aircraft parts of the Plessey concern; a freight railway with a gauge of 457 mm connected the individual departments. After the end of the war, the factory facilities were removed and construction of the underground line continued.[2] The station, with its Charles Holden-designed entrance building, opened on 14 December 1947.

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Individual references

  1. COUNTS – 2014 – annual entries & exits.(PDF, 44 kB) (No longer available online.) Transport for London, 2015, archived from the original on 21 February 2016; retrieved 29December 2017 (English). Info: Thearchive linkwas automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check original and archive link according to instructions and then remove this notice.@1@2Template:Webachiv/IABot/content.tfl.gov.uk
  2. Stephen Halliday: Underground to everywhere. Sutton Publishing, Stroud 2001, ISBN 0-7509-2585-X, pp. 172-173.
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Coordinates 51° 34′ 32.1″ N, 0° 1′ 42.5″ E