Blackhorse Road Underground Station - Blackhorse Road, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 35.215 W 000° 02.442
30U E 705001 N 5719245
Blackhorse Road station serves London Underground's Victoria Line as well as London Overground services. The ticket hall is at the junction of Blackhorse Road and Forest Road with an entrance at each.
Waymark Code: WMMD56
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 09/03/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Wikipedia has an article about Blackhorse Road station:

Blackhorse Road station is a London Overground and London Underground station, which is located on the junction of Blackhorse Road/Blackhorse Lane with Forest Road in the Walthamstow neighbourhood of the London Borough of Waltham Forest in London, England. The station below ground is on the Victoria line of the London Underground and it is the penultimate station on the eastern end of that line. Above ground, the station is located approximately at the midpoint of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line of the London Overground. Ticket barriers control access to all platforms. Passengers, using Oyster cards, are required to tap on an interchange Oyster card reader when transferring between the two lines.

The station was opened on 19 July 1894 by the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway, and was originally situated east of Blackhorse Lane. The station was resited in 1968 and expanded by the addition of the underground platforms. The tube station opened on 1 September 1968.

The underground station, like many stations on the Victoria line, was never completely finished. White ceiling panels were never fixed to the ceilings above the platforms; instead the steel tunnel segments were painted black and used to support the fixtures and fittings. This has had a detrimental effect on the lighting levels.

There are two distinct works of art at the station, both depicting black horses, in reference to the station's name. One is in the form of a tile motif depicting a black horse on a white cameo against a light blue background, identical to the Victoria line's colour. It was done by Hans Unger, who also did the tile motif at Seven Sisters tube station. The other is a mural of a black horse outside the station's entrance, by David McFall.

London Buses routes 123; 158; 230; W15 and night route N73 serve the station.

Is there other puplic transportation in the area?: Yes

What level is the station?: Below street level

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