Boston Manor tube station

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Boston Manor London Underground
Boston Manor stn building.JPG
Boston Manor is located in Greater London
Boston Manor
Boston Manor
Location of Boston Manor in Greater London
LocationBoston Manor
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hounslow
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 2.08 million[1]
2014Increase 2.28 million[1]
2015Decrease 2.24 million[1]
2016Increase 2.32 million[1]
2017Decrease 2.29 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyDistrict Railway
Key dates
1 May 1883Opened as Boston Road
11 December 1911Renamed Boston Manor
13 March 1933Piccadilly line service introduced
9 October 1964District line service ceased
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1063901[2]
Added to list21 March 2002
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS8451°29′45″N 0°19′30″W / 51.49583°N 0.32500°W / 51.49583; -0.32500Coordinates: 51°29′45″N 0°19′30″W / 51.49583°N 0.32500°W / 51.49583; -0.32500
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Boston Manor is a London Underground station serving the Boston Manor area between Brentford and Hanwell in west London. The station is on the Heathrow branch of the Underground's Piccadilly line, between Osterley and Northfields stations. The station is on a street-level bridge over the line on Boston Manor Road (A3002) in the London Borough of Hounslow, just to the south-west of the boundary with the London Borough of Ealing. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.


Boston Manor Station in 1961

Boston Manor station was opened by the District Railway (DR), on 1 May 1883 on a line to Hounslow Town (located on Hounslow High Street but now closed). The station was originally named Boston Road. The signs on the platforms gave the name as Boston Manor for Hanwell.

Electrification of the DR's tracks took place between 1903 and 1905 with electric trains replacing steam trains on the Hounslow branch from 13 June 1905. The station was given its current name on 11 December 1911.

Between 1932 and 1934 the station was rebuilt to replace the 1883 station building. The new station was designed by Stanley Heaps in the modern European style used elsewhere on the Piccadilly line by Charles Holden.[3] The design uses brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Occupying a narrow site because of the approach to the adjoining depot, the station was built out over the tracks. The distinctive tower feature, with an illuminated leading edge and roundel rises high above the low structure and helps identify the station from a distance, was strongly influenced by contemporary Dutch and German architecture and was intended to create a landmark building amid an area of low-rise suburban housing.

Piccadilly line services, which had been running as far as Northfields since January 1933 were extended to run to Hounslow West on 13 March 1933 when the partially completed Boston Manor station was opened to passengers. Building works were completed on 25 March 1934.

District line services were withdrawn on 9 October 1964.

The station, architecturally noted for Holden's Art Deco design, was granted Grade II Listed status on 21 March 2002. On 9 January 2013, the station appeared on a British postage stamp as part of a set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first London underground train journey. The stamp's caption read "Boston Manor Art Deco Station".[4] The canopy pillars at the station are also painted black and yellow.

In 2018, it was announced that the station would gain step free access by 2022, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[5]


  • London Buses routes 195 and E8 serve the station.
  • There is also a minicab firm inside the station.



  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Boston Manor Underground Station (1063901)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  3. ^ Day, John R.; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. "The LPTB Takes Over". The Story of London's Underground. Capital Transport. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-85414-316-7.
  4. ^ "Royal Mail celebrates 150 years of the London Underground" (Press release). Royal Mail. 8 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16.
  5. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. Retrieved 2018-02-02.

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