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This is a place all Arsenal supporters who don't live in London one day hope to alight at. It's a terribly long walkway - partly to manage the crowds both before and after the games - but partly because of the particular location of the station. The name itself is a nod to Herbert Chapman's early vision for Arsenal FC, as he was the one who got the name changed to Arsenal from "Gillespie...more
Arsenal is a zone 2 station on the Piccadilly line which serves a residential area except on match day when it is on of the hubs for Arsenal fans travelling to the Emirates. The station entrance is actually quite a long walk down a sloping tunnel to the platform edge. This might be a problem on match days (due to weight of numbers moving one way or the other) but TfL have thought of this and...more
Arsenal is one of the quieter stations on the northern part of the Piccadilly Line, but has one of the most interesting histories.
It was originally names 'Gillespie Road' and was opened in 1906 when the Piccadilly line (then the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway) was extended northwards. In 1913, Arsenal Football Club started playing at some nearby playing fields, and the...more