Edgware Road London Underground Station (Circle, District and H&C lines)

From Wikipedia:

“This station was part of the world’s first underground railway when it was opened as part of the Metropolitan Railway between Paddington and Farringdon on 10 January 1863.

Between 1911 and 1933, Charles Walter Clark designed 25 Metropolitan Railway stations. Central London stations were built in a Neoclassical style. These included Farringdon, Aldgate, Edgware Road and Paddington.

As part of the introduction of the S7 and S8 Stock trains to the District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines in the early 2010s, power upgrades required the construction of a large electrical substation adjacent to the station. Art on the Underground commissioned artist Jacqueline Poncelet to produce designs for the 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq ft) of vitreous enamel cladding that would become the outer shell of the substation. The artwork – Wrapper – was unveiled in November 2012, a mosaic of 700 decorated panels of various patterns inspired by local history.

The station lies in a cutting open to the elements, not in a tunnel. The station serves the cut-and-cover routes of the Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines, forming the northern terminus for the District line’s service to Wimbledon. All District line trains terminate at Wimbledon; passengers must change at Earl’s Court for Ealing Broadway, Upminster, and Richmond.
To the east of the station, the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines share the same tracks towards Baker Street. To the west all four lines run to Paddington, but the routes to Hammersmith and the Circle and District line trains via High Street Kensington diverge at Praed Street Junction to separate stations within the Paddington complex.

Since December 2009, Circle line trains call at the station twice on each journey: initially as a through service from Hammersmith towards Liverpool Street, then as the terminus for that same service completing the loop via Victoria (or the same journey in reverse). There are no longer through trains here between the northern part of the Circle line and its western part.”

Graham Bird, former Transport Liaison Manager at Transport for London (1990-2000) wrote at quora.com eleven months ago:

“…the term ‘Circle Line’ has become slightly misleading. Traditionally it was possible to ride around and around the ‘circle’ (obviously the term was only an approximation) on the same train, with a short wait at Aldgate. But for about 10 years now, the ‘Circle Line’ has operated from Hammersmith, via Edgware Road, Liverpool Street, Victoria and back to Edgware Road, where it terminates. So Edgware Road has become the only station from which it is possible to ride the whole way around the ‘circle’ without changing trains.”

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