Sudbury Town tube station

Sudbury Town London Underground
Sudbury Town
Location of Sudbury Town in Greater London
Location Sudbury
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Decrease 2.01 million[2]
2013 Decrease 1.98 million[2]
2014 Increase 2.10 million[2]
2015 Increase 2.18 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company District Railway
Key dates
28 June 1903 Station opened
4 July 1932 District line service replaced by Piccadilly line
Listed status
Listing grade II* (since 20 July 2011)
Entry number 1294594[3]
Added to list 19 February 1971
Other information
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WGS84 51°33′03″N 0°18′56″W / 51.5508°N 0.3156°W / 51.5508; -0.3156Coordinates: 51°33′03″N 0°18′56″W / 51.5508°N 0.3156°W / 51.5508; -0.3156
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Sudbury Town (/ˈsʌdbri/) is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly line. The station is between Alperton and Sudbury Hill, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is located on the border between the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing, with its main entrance on Station Approach in Sudbury. The forecourt of the station is known as Station Crescent.

Sudbury & Harrow Road National Rail station is located around 350 metres to the north, while Wembley Central station, on the Bakerloo line and the London Overground line to Watford Junction, is around 1 km to the east.


Sudbury Town station was opened on 28 June 1903 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its new extension to South Harrow from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey.[4]

This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground's surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains.[5] The Deep level tube lines open at that time (City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.

The original station building was demolished in 1930 and 1931 and replaced by a new station in preparation for the handover of the branch from the District line to the Piccadilly line. The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Like the stations at Sudbury Hill to the north and Alperton to the south as well as others that Holden designed elsewhere for the east and west Piccadilly line extensions such as Acton Town and Oakwood, Sudbury Town station features a tall block-like ticket hall rising above a low horizontal structure that contains station facilities and shops. The brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof. Sudbury Town station is a Grade II* listed building.[6] Some of the original station signage uses the Johnston Delf Smith typeface, a wedge-serif variation of the standard London Underground Johnston typeface.

On 4 July 1932, the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line was replaced by the Piccadilly line.[4]

The station has recently been refurbished.


The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[8]


London Buses routes 204, 245, 487 and H17 serve the station.


  1. "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015.
  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. "Sudbury Town Underground Station". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012.
  4. 1 2 Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  5. Feather, Clive. "District Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Archived from the original on 3 March 2000.
  6. "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011.
Petit-serif variant of Johnston type
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