Theydon Bois tube station

Theydon Bois London Underground

Station entrance
Theydon Bois
Location of Theydon Bois in Essex
Location Theydon Bois
Local authority District of Epping Forest
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes (Eastbound only)[1]
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Increase 0.75 million[2]
2013 Increase 0.82 million[2]
2014 Increase 0.85 million[2]
2015 Increase 0.85 million[2]
Key dates
24 April 1865 Opened
25 September 1949 London Underground services start[3]
18 April 1966 Goods yard closed[4]
Other information
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WGS84 51°40′18″N 0°06′12″E / 51.67166°N 0.10333°E / 51.67166; 0.10333Coordinates: 51°40′18″N 0°06′12″E / 51.67166°N 0.10333°E / 51.67166; 0.10333
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Theydon Bois is a London Underground station in Theydon Bois within the Epping Forest district of Essex. It is served by the Central line and is between Debden and Epping. For the purposes of fare charging it is in Zone 6.


The station was opened as "Theydon" by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on 24 April 1865 but in December that year it was renamed to its present name. It opened as an intermediate station on their Loughton–Ongar extension; the GER became part of the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923. 'Milk trains' to Liverpool Street were a regular feature in the timetable until the underpass from Leyton to Stratford was built.

As part of the New Works Programme, 1935–1940, the LNER branch was transferred to London Underground, to form the part of the eastern extension of the Central line.

In 2015, advocacy by a local group forced a proposed 80-space commuter car park to seek planning permission before being constructed on land adjacent to the station.[5]

The station today

The station was one of the first on the Underground network to operate without a staffed ticket office.


London bus route 541 serves 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.
  4. Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  5. Blow to TfL in row over commuter car park, Joseph Flaig, 6 August 2015. Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
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