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<tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Location</th><td class="label" style="">Walthamstow</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Local authority</th><td class="" style="">London Borough of Waltham Forest</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Managed by</th><td class="" style="">National Express East Anglia
London Underground</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Owner</th><td class="" style="">Network Rail
London Underground</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Station code</th><td class="nickname" style="">WHC</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Number of platforms</th><td class="" style="">4</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Accessible</th><td class="" style="">Handicapped/disabled access (National Rail only) [1][2]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Fare zone</th><td class="" style="">3</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">
</th></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">London Underground annual entry and exit</th></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2004</th><td class="" style="">11px 10.945 million[3]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2007</th><td class="" style="">11px 13.743 million[4]</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">National Rail annual entry and exit</th></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2004–05</th><td class="" style="">11px 4.633 million[5]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2005–06</th><td class="" style="">11px 3.294 million[5]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2006–07</th><td class="" style="">11px 2.357 million[5]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2007–08</th><td class="" style="">11px 2.205 million[5]</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">
</th></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">1869</th><td class="" style="">Opened (GER)</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">1968</th><td class="" style="">Opened (Victoria line)</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">
</th></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Lists of stations</th><td class="hlist" style="">*DLR

</table> Walthamstow Central is a London Underground and commuter rail station on the Victoria line and the Chingford branch of the London commuter rail network operated by National Express East Anglia (commuter trains in northeast London originating at Liverpool Street). Whilst having no direct interchange to it; it is very close to the London Overground station Walthamstow Queen's Road.

HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway (as Hoe Street) in 1870 and London Underground services started on 1 September 1968. The up-side station building is a remarkably well preserved example of a mid-Victorian country station. The station's present name was only given when the Victoria line arrived.

The underground station, like many stations on the Victoria line, was never completely finished.[citation needed] White ceiling panels were never fixed to the ceilings above the platforms; instead the steel tunnel segments were painted black and used to support the fixtures and fittings. This has had a detrimental effect on the lighting levels. There is a concrete stairway between the two escalators instead of a third escalator; this caused a hugely disruptive station closure for several weeks in 2004 when both escalators went out of service.[citation needed]

The main entrance to the station is on the down side and is opposite the local bus station, which was revamped in summer 2004. There are three staffed ticket windows and a number of ticket machines to serve the majority of the traffic that enters the station. The entrance to the tube was revamped in early 2006. There is a smaller entrance and ticket office on the up line, providing convenient access to the car park; however, the ticket office here is normally unstaffed outside of peak hours.

A subway was built in 2005 under the busy Selborne Road linking a new bus station with a new Victoria line ticket office. The original plan was to fit out and open the new subway and ticket office in spring 2005 but problems with insufficient power capacity to supply two new lifts, together with planning and contractual errors, delayed the opening.[citation needed] The subway and ticket office were finally opened on 19 November 2007, albeit without the completion of the new lifts (completed in late 2008) and with unfinished building work.[citation needed]

According to Transport for London, the construction of a footpath to nearby Walthamstow Queen's Road is in planning. The link will significantly shorten the walking time between the two stations [6].

Transport LinkEdit

London Bus routes 20, 34, 48, 58, 69, 97, 212, 215, 230, 257, 275, 357, W11, W12, W15, W19, School bus routes 675 and Night routes N26, N38 and N73.

ServicesEdit

The typical off-peak service provided by National Express East Anglia is:

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