Bow Road tube station is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines of the London Underground. It is on Bow Road in Bow, east London, about 300 metres from Bow Church DLR station and is in fare zone 2. Out of station interchange (OSI) is allowed between the stations. The station was opened in 1902 by the Whitechapel and Bow Railway (which was later incorporated into the District Line), with the Hammersmith & City Line (then the Metropolitan Line) following in 1936. The station booking hall is a Grade II listed building. Bow Road marks the point where westbound trains from Upminster and Barking enter a tunnel; the gradient of the tunnel approach, which is to the east of the station, is 1 in 28, the steepest on the tube network. The Great Eastern Railway Bow Road railway station, which closed in 1949, stood on the opposite of Bow Road.

Bus links
London Bus routes 25, 205, and 425.


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