Oval (ZOV)

Oval, in Kennington South London, is named after the nearby Oval cricket ground of Surrey County Cricket Club.

Type: Transport for London
(Northern Line)
Station code: ZOV
Opened: 1890
Platforms: 2
Oval is one of the oldest tube stations on the Underground, being opened in 1890 as one of six stations [1] by the City & South London Railway on it's pioneering deep level electric tube line between Stockwell and King William Street. The station was opened as The Oval though lost the "The" in 1894! The station is now on the Bank branch of the Northern Line.

The original surface building had neo-classical and arts & crafts elements to it's design. The station was rebuilt in 1923 [2] and was fully refurbished in 2007/08. Reflecting the station's proximity to the cricket ground some of the station tiling shows cricketers at play.
A Northern Line 95ts arrives

Platform view

Surface station building, the cricket ground can be seen in the background on the right 
Cricketer tiling display

A Northern Line train stands at the station

[1] Paul Moss, London Underground (Haynes, 2014) p. 27
[2] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 146