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Oxford Circus
Oxford Circus
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London Tube Exploring, going up to the Oxford Circus Streets
London Tube Exploring, going up to the Oxford Circus Streets
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Destiny taking over Oxford Circus Tube Station
Destiny taking over Oxford Circus Tube Station
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rush hour on oxford circus underground station london
rush hour on oxford circus underground station london
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Epic London Protester is EPIC! (Oxford Circus Tube Station Speech) 23/10/2013 [Everything is OK]
Epic London Protester is EPIC! (Oxford Circus Tube Station Speech) 23/10/2013 [Everything is OK]
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Victoria Line Oxford Circus station
Victoria Line Oxford Circus station
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London Underground Bakerloo Line @ Oxford Circus Station
London Underground Bakerloo Line @ Oxford Circus Station
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London Underground: Oxford Circus | Victoria line (2009 Tube Stock)
London Underground: Oxford Circus | Victoria line (2009 Tube Stock)
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Openbve London Underground Oxford Circus To Waterloo
Openbve London Underground Oxford Circus To Waterloo
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How to get from Oxford Circus station to the CLASS DSA Assessment Centre at 101 New Cavendish Street
How to get from Oxford Circus station to the CLASS DSA Assessment Centre at 101 New Cavendish Street
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Salvation Army @ Oxford Circus Underground Station
Salvation Army @ Oxford Circus Underground Station
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TICKET BARRIER - UNDERGROUND - OXFORD CIRCUS STATION
TICKET BARRIER - UNDERGROUND - OXFORD CIRCUS STATION
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OXFORD CIRCUS in London
OXFORD CIRCUS in London
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The Famous Salvation Army Band Every Sunday Outside Oxford Circus Tube Station London
The Famous Salvation Army Band Every Sunday Outside Oxford Circus Tube Station London
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The Famous Salvation Army Band Play Shenandoah Oxford Circus Tube Station (Concert Every Sunday)
The Famous Salvation Army Band Play Shenandoah Oxford Circus Tube Station (Concert Every Sunday)
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Oxford Circus tube station, a moment in history (London)
Oxford Circus tube station, a moment in history (London)
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Oxford Circus Sucks - London Commuters, This Song
Oxford Circus Sucks - London Commuters, This Song's for You
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Looking for Oxford Circus Station, heading to Camden Town.
Looking for Oxford Circus Station, heading to Camden Town.
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Rock band is playing outside Oxford Circus tube station, London
Rock band is playing outside Oxford Circus tube station, London
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Kurdish Anti-ISIS protestors blockade Oxford Circus tube station
Kurdish Anti-ISIS protestors blockade Oxford Circus tube station
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Salvation Army Marching Band outside Oxford Circus Tube station
Salvation Army Marching Band outside Oxford Circus Tube station
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oxford circus tube station going up escalator
oxford circus tube station going up escalator
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Violinist at Oxford Circus tube station
Violinist at Oxford Circus tube station
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Oxford Circus
Oxford Circus
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Oxford Circus underground tube station sun 15 april 2012 George Godley London U.K DSC_4842.MOV
Oxford Circus underground tube station sun 15 april 2012 George Godley London U.K DSC_4842.MOV
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Street performer at Oxford Circus Tube Station
Street performer at Oxford Circus Tube Station
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Oxford circus underground station in a very busy hot sommer afternoon
Oxford circus underground station in a very busy hot sommer afternoon
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London Underground: Oxford Circus (Victoria Line)
London Underground: Oxford Circus (Victoria Line)
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Oxford Circus Underground Station Bagpipe Busker.
Oxford Circus Underground Station Bagpipe Busker.
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Oxford Circus Underground Entrance (5 PM Rush Hour)
Oxford Circus Underground Entrance (5 PM Rush Hour)
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Oxford Circus Tube Station People Watching
Oxford Circus Tube Station People Watching
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Bagpipe busker at Oxford Circus Underground Station.
Bagpipe busker at Oxford Circus Underground Station.
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Standing in the Main Ticket Hall at Oxford Circus  Underground train Station, London, UK; 12th August 2012
Standing in the Main Ticket Hall at Oxford Circus Underground train Station, London, UK; 12th August 2012
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London Underground leaving Oxford Circus Station
London Underground leaving Oxford Circus Station
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London- Oxford Circus Station Merry Christmas 2014
London- Oxford Circus Station Merry Christmas 2014
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Tube Crowds Oxford Circus (1970-1979)
Tube Crowds Oxford Circus (1970-1979)
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LILA* London Study Abroad Experience
LILA* London Study Abroad Experience
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Oxford Circus Station Crowd Loading Tube
Oxford Circus Station Crowd Loading Tube
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Oxford circus to Victoria underground station - Timelapse iPhone 6 - London
Oxford circus to Victoria underground station - Timelapse iPhone 6 - London
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London: Oxford Circus tube station ( incl. Czech and English text )
London: Oxford Circus tube station ( incl. Czech and English text )
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Crazy Oxford Circus drummer
Crazy Oxford Circus drummer
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Street Performer at Oxford Circus Station
Street Performer at Oxford Circus Station
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London Underground Battery Locos at Tottenham Court Rd & Oxford Circus
London Underground Battery Locos at Tottenham Court Rd & Oxford Circus
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London Underground Victoria Line Oxford Circus
London Underground Victoria Line Oxford Circus
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The 2009 Stock London Underground Victoria Line Departing Oxford Circus Station for Brixton Station
The 2009 Stock London Underground Victoria Line Departing Oxford Circus Station for Brixton Station
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Indian Promoter Oxford Circus Edition
Indian Promoter Oxford Circus Edition
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1972 MkII Tube Stock train leaving Oxford Circus
1972 MkII Tube Stock train leaving Oxford Circus
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London Underground Central Line Drivers Eye View: Notting Hill Gate - Oxford Circus
London Underground Central Line Drivers Eye View: Notting Hill Gate - Oxford Circus
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Oxford Circus - London Street Sounds - 60 min - Sleep Noise
Oxford Circus - London Street Sounds - 60 min - Sleep Noise
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Kid Carpet Launch Day - #1: Busking at Oxford Circus Tube
Kid Carpet Launch Day - #1: Busking at Oxford Circus Tube
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Oxford Circus London Underground
Oxford Circus stn Bakerloo building.jpg
Bakerloo line surface building
Oxford Circus is located in Central London
Oxford Circus
Oxford Circus
Location of Oxford Circus in Central London
Location Oxford Circus
Local authority City of Westminster
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 6
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 Increase 77.09 million[1]
2012 Increase 80.55 million[1]
2013 Increase 85.25 million[1]
2014 Increase 98.51 million[1]
Key dates
1900 CLR opened
1906 BS&WR opened
1969 Victoria line opened
Listed status
Listed feature Original CLR and BS&WR buildings.
Listing grade II
Entry number 1400976 (CLR) [2][3]
1401022 (BS&WR)[3][4]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°30′55″N 0°08′30″W / 51.51519°N 0.1416°W / 51.51519; -0.1416

Oxford Circus is a London Underground station serving Oxford Circus at the junction of Regent Street and Oxford Street, with entrances on all four corners of the intersection. The station is an interchange between the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines.[5] It is the busiest station on the network with 98.51 million entries and exits in 2014. [6]

On the Central line it is between Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road, on the Bakerloo line it is between Regent's Park and Piccadilly Circus, and on the Victoria line it is between Green Park and Warren Street and is in Travelcard Zone 1.[5]

History[edit]

Bakerloo and Central lines[edit]

The busy Central line platform. This platform has now been renovated.

The station opened on the Central London Railway on 30 July 1900, with the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway's platforms opening on 10 March 1906. The two companies had separate surface buildings and lift shafts. The station buildings, which remain today as exits from the station, were constructed on very confined plots on either side of Argyll Street on the south side of Oxford Street, just to the east of the circus itself. The stations were originally built as entirely separate, but connecting passages were swiftly provided at platform level. The surviving Central London Railway building to the east of Argyll Street is the best surviving example of the stations designed by Harry Bell Measures, and the Bakerloo line building to the west is a classic Leslie Green structure. Both station buildings are Grade II listed.[2][3][4]

Almost from the outset, overcrowding has been a constant problem at the station and it has seen numerous improvements to its facilities and below-ground arrangements to deal with this difficulty. After much discussion between the then two separate operators, a major reconstruction began in 1912. This saw a new ticket hall, dealing with both lines, built in the basement of the Bakerloo station, the Bakerloo lifts removed, and new deep-level escalators opened down to the Bakerloo line level. Access to the Central line was by way of existing deep-level subways. The new works came into use on 9 May 1914 with the CLR lifts still available for passengers. By 1923 even this rearrangement was unable to cope, so a second rebuilding commenced. This saw a second set of escalators built directly down to the Central line, the CLR station building becoming an exit only. Then, on 2 October 1928, a third escalator leading to the Bakerloo platforms was opened. Unusually, lifts came back into prominence at an Underground station when, in 1942, a set of high-speed lifts came into use, largely used as an exit route from the Central line platforms directly to the Argyll Street exit building.

Victoria line[edit]

Cross platform interchange between Bakerloo and Victoria lines

The Victoria line opened on 7 March 1969. To handle the additional passenger loads, a new ticket hall was constructed directly under the road junction. To excavate the new ticket hall below the roadway, traffic was diverted for five years (August 1963 to Easter 1968) onto a temporary bridge-like structure known as the "umbrella" covering the Regent Street/Oxford Street intersection. Service tunnels were constructed to carry water mains and telecom cables past the new ticket hall. Construction of the Victoria line station tunnels with their platforms, the new escalator shafts and the linking passages to the Central line platforms was carried out from access shafts sunk from nearby Cavendish Square, Upper Regent Street and Argyll Street. To this day, traffic passing through the Oxford Circus intersection travels directly over the roof of the ticket office.

Cross-platform interchange between the Bakerloo and Victoria lines is provided by constructing the Victoria line platforms parallel to the Bakerloo ones. With the additional escalators in place, a new one-way circulation scheme was introduced and the remaining lifts were removed.

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

In 1984, during renovation works, the station suffered a severe fire which burned out one of the platforms. It is believed that the fire was caused by smoking materials being pushed through a ventilation grille into a storeroom where they set several materials on fire. The incident led to a smoking ban being introduced on trains.

The Station today[edit]

Oxford Circus is one of the London Underground stations to have the most escalators, which is 14 escalators.[7]

In 2007 the station underwent a major modernisation,[8] removing the murals installed on the Central and Bakerloo line platforms in the 1980s and replacing them with plain white tiles,[8] in a style similar to those used when the station opened in 1900.[citation needed] One 1980s mural remains on the platforms for historical interest.[citation needed] The Central Line platforms works were substantially complete and a new Station Operations Room at top level opened.[8] This enabled the entire CCTV system to be switched over to new recordable digital technology.[8] The work has also seen a restoration of the original Hans Unger-designed motifs[9] on the Victoria line platforms. Major escalator refurbishment took place in 2010–11.[10]

Services[edit]

Train frequencies vary throughout the day, but Central line trains generally operate every 3–6 minutes between 06:15 and 00:22 in both directions[11][12] while Victoria line trains operate every 3–6 minutes between 05:50 and 00:14 in both directions.[13][14] Bakerloo line trains generally operate in a less frequent service than the other lines, which is every 4–9 minutes between 06:17 and 00:15 in both directions.[15][16]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 3; 6; 7; 10; 12; 13; 23, 25; 55; 73; 88; 94; 98; 137; 139; 159; 189; 390; 453 and C2,[17] and night routes N3; N7; N8; N13; N18; N55; N73; N98; N109; N113; N136; N137 and N207[17][18] serve the station. Additionally, bus routes 6, 10, 12, 23, 25, 88, 94, 139, 159, 189, 390, 453 and C2 provide a 24-hour bus service.[17][18]

Nearby attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Oxford Circus Underground Station at the north-east corner of Argyll Street and Oxford Street, including offices above (1400976)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "16 London Underground Stations Listed at Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Historic England. "Oxford Circus Underground Station entrance on north-west corner of Argyll Street and Oxford Street (1401022)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Transport for London (May 2015). Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "London Underground Entry and Exit Data". www.tfl.gov.uk. TFL. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Tube Facts - Tube Stations with the most escalators
  8. ^ a b c d "Station Refurbishment Summary" (PDF). London Underground Railway Society. July 2007. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Hans Unger motif
  10. ^ Exit and interchange only at Oxford Circus on weekday mornings
  11. ^ "Central line timetable: From Oxford Circus Underground Station to Tottenham Court Road Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Central line timetable: From Oxford Circus Underground Station to Bond Street Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Victoria line timetable: From Oxford Circus Underground Station to Warren Street Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Victoria line timetable: From Oxford Circus Underground Station to Green Park Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Bakerloo line timetable: From Oxford Circus Underground Station to Regent's Park Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Bakerloo line timetable: From Oxford Circus Underground Station to Piccadilly Circus Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c "Buses from Oxford Circus" (PDF). Transport for London. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Night buses from Oxford Circus" (PDF). Transport for London. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

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