Lambeth North tube station

Lambeth North London Underground
Lambeth North
Location of Lambeth North in Central London
Location Lambeth
Local authority Lambeth
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 1
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Decrease 3.31 million[1]
2013 Decrease 3.02 million[1]
2014 Increase 3.57 million[1]
2015 Decrease 3.29 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Baker Street and Waterloo Railway
Key dates
10 March 1906 Opened as Kennington Road
5 August 1906 Renamed Westminster Bridge Road
15 April 1917 Renamed Lambeth (North)
c.1928 Renamed Lambeth North
Other information
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WGS84 51°29′56″N 0°06′42″W / 51.499°N 0.1118°W / 51.499; -0.1118Coordinates: 51°29′56″N 0°06′42″W / 51.499°N 0.1118°W / 51.499; -0.1118
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Lambeth North is a London Underground station in the neighbourhood of Lambeth, at the junction of Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road. It is on the Bakerloo line, between Elephant & Castle and Waterloo, and is in Travelcard Zone 1. It is located at 110 Westminster Bridge Road, and is the nearest tube station to the Imperial War Museum. It is currently closed until mid-February 2017.[2]


Designed by Leslie Green, the station was opened by the Baker Street & Waterloo Railway on 10 March 1906, with the name Kennington Road. It served as the temporary southern terminus of the line until 5 August 1906, when Elephant & Castle station was opened. The station's name was changed to Westminster Bridge Road in July 1906 and it was again renamed, to Lambeth North, in April 1917.

At 03:56 on 16 January 1941, a German "Satan" 1800 kg general-purpose bomb hit a hostel at nearby 92 Westminster Bridge Road. The shock wave severely damaged the southbound platform tunnel injuring 28 people sheltering there, one of whom died in hospital 15 days later. Thirty-seven rings of the damaged tunnel had to be completely replaced, 15 partially replaced, and 86 feet of platform rebuilt. Traffic through the station resumed after 95 days.


There are two tracks in separate tunnels. The station has two lifts and a spiral staircase connecting the street level to platform level (about 70 feet below). Immediately north of the station is a crossover enabling trains to terminate at both platforms. This is necessary for trains that are stabled at the London Road Depot, which can be seen on St George's Street and connects with the Bakerloo line north of the station.


The typical service pattern in trains per hour (tph) is:[3]


  1. 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.


London Buses routes 12, 53, 59, 148, 159 and 453 and night route N109 serve the station.

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