Westminster Station, London Underground

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Westminster Station

 

The Westminster station, which was originally opened as Westminster Bridge on December 1868, is a London Underground station in the City of Westminster. Located beneath Portcullis House at the corner of Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment, the station is served by the Circle, District and Jubilee lines.

It is in Travelcard Zone 1.

The station also has the title of the deepest ever excavation in central London, at 39 meter deep.

The Jubilee Line extension was completely reconstructed and was designed by Michael Hopkins & Partners. It is also considered the most complex station in the Jubilee line in terms of engineering,

even the last to reopen - at December 22, 1999. To date, not a trace of the old station remains, but

the sacrifice was worth it as the new design was given the 2001 Royal Institute of British Architects

(RIBA) award.

The Westminster Station, which was featured Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) film, shares the "space-age" features of other stations on the Jubilee Line extension such as the austere interior, with large concrete beams and columns and stainless steel escalators and floors.

 

The Westminster station has a private passageway allowing Members of Parliament and civil

servants to securely access Portcullis House.