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Encyclopedia > Angel tube station
Angel
Location
Place The Angel, Islington
Local authority Islington
Operations
Managed by London Underground
Platforms in use 2
Transport for London
Zone 1
Annual entry/exit 14.03 million †
History
Key dates Opened 1901
Transport for London
List of London stations: Underground | National Rail
† Data from Transport for London [1]
Portal:London Transport London Transport Portal

Angel tube station is a London Underground station in The Angel, Islington. It is on the Bank branch of the Northern Line, between Old Street and King's Cross St. Pancras stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 1. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Angel tube station by A Brady File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The current building, with its distinctive cupola. ... Arms of Islington London Borough Council Islington Town Hall Islington is a borough of London to the north of the City of London, west of Hackney, east of Camden, and south of Haringey. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ... Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ... The southbound platform at Angel. ... This is a list of extant mainline railway stations in Greater London, excluding London Underground and Docklands Light Railway. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... The current building, with its distinctive cupola. ... , Islington is the central district of the London Borough of Islington. ... For the station called Monument on the Tyne and Wear Metro, see Monument Metro station Bank and Monument are interlinked stations, spanning the length of King William Street in the City of London. ... For other uses, see Northern Line (disambiguation). ... Old Street station entrance and (inset) its shopping arcade Old Street station is a London Underground and railway station just north of the City, lying on the border between Islington and Hackney. ... Kings Cross St Pancras tube station is the London Underground station serving both Kings Cross and St Pancras main line stations in the London Borough of Camden. ... Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for Londons zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London. ...


Angel station was originally built by the City & South London Railway, and opened in 1901 as the northern terminus of a new extension from Moorgate. It is one of five stations on the London Underground named after a public house - in this case the once-famous Angel inn, which dates back to at least 1638. As with many other stations on the line, it was originally built with a single central island platform serving two tracks – an arrangement still seen at Clapham North and Clapham Common – and access from street level was via lifts. The most recent lifts were of the Otis "drum hoist" design used throughout the rest of the tube system, but were of about half the size. For years, the station regularly suffered from congestion and overcrowding which, especially with the island platform, constituted a major safety issue. Consequently, the station was comprehensively rebuilt, re-opening in 1992. The City & South London Railway (C&SLR), originally known as City of London & Southwark Subway, is considered to be the first real deep-level tube railway in the world. ... Moorgate station is a London Underground and National Rail station in the City of London, on Moorgate, north of London Wall. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Categories: Northern Line stations | London Underground stubs ... Clapham Common tube station is a station on London Undergrounds Northern Line. ... This article is about the transportation device. ... The Otis Elevator Company is the worlds largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, principally elevators and escalators. ...

Southbound platform tunnel originally occupied by tracks in both directions
Southbound platform tunnel originally occupied by tracks in both directions

A new section of tunnel was excavated for a new northbound platform and the southbound platform was rebuilt to completely occupy the original 30-foot tunnel, explaining why it is larger than most deep-level platforms. The lifts and the ground level building originally on the corner of Torrens Street and City Road were closed and a new station entrance was opened around the corner in Islington High Street. Because of the distance of the new entrance from the platforms, and their depth, two flights of escalators were required aligned approximately at a right-angle. These include the longest escalators in Western Europe, with a vertical rise of 27.4 m (90 ft) and a length of 60 m (197 ft). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 842 KB) The extra-wide southbound platform at London Undergrounds Angel station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 842 KB) The extra-wide southbound platform at London Undergrounds Angel station. ... City Road is a road in central London, usually referred to by Londoners as the City Road. At its western extremity it starts at the Angel, Islington, as the continuation of Pentonville Road and continues roughly south-east till it passes Moorfields Eye Hospital, when it bears closer to south... Escalators at Canary Wharf, London. ... ∠, the angle symbol. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ...


Between Angel and Old Street stations is the disused tube station City Road. St Marys (Whitechapel Road) tube station shortly after its closure in 1938 There are several dozen permanently closed London Underground stations across the London Underground (tube) network. ... The station remains, seen from the east City Road Tube station on the London Underground is a disused tube station. ...


Trivia

  • Angel station is the subject of 40 minutes: Heart of The Angel, an award-winning BBC "40 minutes" documentary, by Molly Dineen.
  • Angel station is one of the most popular stations in terms of merchandising. [citation needed]
  • In March 2007, an unidentified man posted a video on YouTube of himself skiing down the escalator (reportedly sometime in 2006), an action condemned by the Police and London Underground officials [1] [2].
  • The goth/industrial club Slimelight is located directly behind the Tube station, approximately a 5 minute walk from the Tube entrance. The opening times for the club are correspondant with the opening times for the Tube stop.

The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ... The Slimelight club (often referred to as Slimes by regulars) is the longest running goth nightclub in the world. ...

References

  1. ^ BBC News article on escalator skiiing incident
  2. ^ The YouTube Video

External links

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Angel tube station
  • London's Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • Original Angel station building
    • Station with new façade in 1924
    • Station entrance, 1988
    • The original island platform with tracks each side, 1988
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