Bow Road tube station

This article is about a London Underground station. For the former Great Eastern station, see Bow Road railway station.
Bow Road London Underground
Bow Road
Location of Bow Road in Greater London
Location Bow
Local authority Tower Hamlets
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
OSI Bow Church Docklands Light Railway [1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Increase 5.18 million[2]
2013 Increase 5.60 million[2]
2014 Increase 5.77 million[2]
2015 Increase 6.10 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company Whitechapel and Bow Railway
Key dates
1902 Opened
1950 Ownership transferred to London Transport
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1357787[3]
Added to list 27 September 1973
Other information
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WGS84 51°31′38″N 0°01′29″W / 51.52722°N 0.02472°W / 51.52722; -0.02472Coordinates: 51°31′38″N 0°01′29″W / 51.52722°N 0.02472°W / 51.52722; -0.02472
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Bow Road is a London Underground station on Bow Road in Bow in Greater London, England. The station is situated in the East End of London and is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines which has an out of station interchange (OSI) with Bow Church on the Docklands Light Railway which is about a 300 m (980 ft) walk away.


The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway (which was later incorporated into the District line), with the Hammersmith & City line (then the Metropolitan line) following in 1936.

The Great Eastern Railway Bow Road railway station, which closed in 1949, stood on the opposite of Bow Road.

Ownership of the station passed to London Underground in 1950.[4]


The station booking hall is a Grade II listed building.

Bow Road marks the point where westbound trains from Upminster and Barking enter a tunnel; the gradient of the tunnel approach, which is to the east of the station, is 1 in 28, the steepest on the tube network.[5]

View eastward at platform level in 1961


London Buses routes 25, 205 and 425, and night route N205 serve the station.


  1. "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. "The National Heritage List for England". English Heritage. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  4. "Transport Act, 1947" (PDF). The London Gazette. 27 January 1950. p. 480. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  5. "London Underground Statistics". Retrieved 25 September 2012.
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