Pimlico tube station
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London Transport Executive (GLC)|
|23 July 1971||Line opened|
|14 September 1972||Station opened|
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Location and name
The station is at the junction of Bessborough Street and Rampayne Street. Both it and the area are believed to be named after a 16th century publican, Ben Pimlico, who was well known for brewing nut-brown ale. Pimlico is the only station on the Victoria line which does not have an interchange with another Underground and/or National Rail line.
The station opened on 14 September 1972 – more than a year after the rest of the line had become fully operational. It was a late addition to the final section of the Victoria line between Victoria and Brixton, being approved in June 1968. Pimlico was the last Underground station to open until the first section of the Piccadilly line's Heathrow extension was opened to Hatton Cross in 1975, and the second newest tube station in Central London after Southwark.
In March 2015, the station was chosen to be the test for 'Wayfindr', an app that helps visually impaired people navigate their way through the station using iBeacon devices installed at the station.
The main entrance is on the corner of Bessborough Street and Rampayne Street. It is part of an office block that until 2006 was entirely occupied by the Office for National Statistics apart from the station and a newsagents shop. There are two other entrances, in Lupus Street and on the other side of Bessborough Street. These others have ramps as well as stairs, facilitating wheelchair access. However, there are still a few steps to walk down to enter the ticket hall.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pimlico tube station.|
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- Wallinger 2014, p. 132.
- Day & Reed 2010, p. 167.
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- Day & Reed 2010, p. 166.
- "London Underground could be more accessible thanks to new app". RNIB - See differently. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
- London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
towards Walthamstow Central