Russell Square Tube Station - London, England, UK
Posted by: Metro2
N 51° 31.410 W 000° 07.485
30U E 699457 N 5711962
Quick Description: This Underground station is near the British Museum.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/6/2012 10:52:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMDF14
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"Russell Square is a London Underground station on Bernard Street, Bloomsbury in the London Borough of Camden. It is a small but busy station, often used by office workers and by tourists who are staying in Bloomsbury's numerous hotels. The station is a Grade II listed building.
HistoryThe station was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 15 December 1906. The station was designed by Leslie Green.
Russell Square Station is not far from the British Museum, the University of London's main campus, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Russell Square Gardens. Its location is adjacent to the Brunswick Centre. The station is located in Travelcard Zone 1, and is between Holborn and King's Cross St Pancras on the Piccadilly Line.
Access to trainsRussell Square station has three lifts but no escalators. The platforms can also be reached using a spiral staircase with 177 steps, although signs in the station indicate that there are 175 steps.
2005 London bombings
Ambulances at Russell Square following the attack.On 7 July 2005, in a co-ordinated bomb attack, an explosion in a train travelling between King's Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square resulted in the deaths of 26 people, making up nearly half of the total fatalities from the series of attacks and also causing damage to the tunnel. It was the last of the three bombs used in the attacks on the underground, although another bomb would later explode on a bus.
Armchair Thriller story, The Girl Who Walked Quickly was filmed in the station. Locations included the outside of the station (which was largely obscured by scaffolding), the ticket area, stairs and platforms. Filming took place in January 1978."