LONDON UNDERGROUND HISTORY Warren Street station history
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Warren Street station opened in 1907 as part of the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway - now the Northern line.
The station was originally known as Euston Road until its name was changed to Warren Street the year after it opened.
Warren Street was similar to other deep tube stations designed by architect Leslie Green, featuring his trademark oxblood terracotta faience exterior. It was entirely rebuilt in the early 1930s to accommodate the installation of escalators.
Designed by the architects Charles Holden and Stanley Heaps, the curved brick exterior of the station is reminiscent of the geometric forms stations to be found on Holden’s Piccadilly line extension of the 1930s.
In 1968, the ticket hall was rebuilt when the Victoria line was routed through the station. At platform level, the seating alcoves feature a maze tile motif by the design partnership of Crosby Fletcher Forbes, inspired by the ’warren’ of the station’s name.
In a typical year, more than 18 million journeys start or end at Warren Street station.
1907: The original station name of Euston Road appears above the station entrance
1931: This photo shows the station during its reconstruction
1968: Customers used the new automatic ticket gates at the station, an innovation of the Victoria line
1971: Noted industrial photographer Heinz Zinram captured this view of Warren Street station
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