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Bow Road Underground Station Bow Road Underground Station

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Bow Road Underground Station


Underground Heritage Information
Bow Road Station
Listed as a building of national significance

Architect: C A Brereton, 1902

The station was built for the Whitechapel & Bow Railway, which allowed the District line to be extended from Whitechapel out into the growing eastern suburbs. The simple brick and timber building, set above the railway cutting is typical of an Edwardian station. The platforms, situated where the railway emerges from the 'below street' tunnel to the surface, is notable for the brick retaining walls and the massive cast iron columns, set along the curved platforms, that support the roof structure with their brick lined 'jack arches' above the tracks.

Site: Bow Road Underground Station (1 memorial)

E3, Bow Road

The plaque is inside the station foyer.

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Bow Road Underground Station

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District Railway / Metropolitan District Railway

Formed to complete the 'inner circle' of the tube in London.  This was effect...

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Cuthbert Arthur Brereton

Civil engineer. His many projects include: with Wolfe-Barry, the 1903 Kew Bri...

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Whitechapel and Bow Railway

A former underground railway in East London, It was a joint venture between t...

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Bow Road Underground Station

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Transport for London / London Transport

This organisation has been a bit of a political football, often having its na...

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