Belsize Park tube station

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Belsize Park London Underground
Belsize Park stn building.JPG
Belsize Park is located in Greater London
Belsize Park
Belsize Park
Location of Belsize Park in Greater London
Location Belsize Park
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 6.17 million[1]
2011 Decrease 5.75 million[1]
2012 Increase 5.81 million[1]
2013 Increase 5.84 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway
Key dates
22 June 1907 Station opened
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1401089[2]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°33′01″N 0°09′52″W / 51.5503°N 0.1644°W / 51.5503; -0.1644

Belsize Park tube station is a London Underground station in Belsize Park, north-west London. It is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Chalk Farm and Hampstead stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2. It stands at the northern end of Haverstock Hill. In July 2011 it became a Grade II listed building.[3]

The Royal Free Hospital is located a short distance to the north of the station.

History[edit]

Station entrance in 1960

The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway as an intermediate station on its line from Charing Cross to Hampstead. It is served by three lifts which descend 33.2 m (108 ft 10 in) to the platforms. There are 219 steps. The station was designed by Leslie Green and has his familiar facade of ox-blood faience with four round arched windows. It remained largely untouched until the late 1980s when the lifts were replaced and a new ticketing system installed.

Deep-level air-raid shelter[edit]

Belsize Park deep level shelter

Belsize Park is one of eight London Underground stations which have deep-level air-raid shelters underneath them.[4] The shelter was constructed in World War II to provide safe accommodation for service personnel. Entrances to the shelter are at the junction of Haverstock Hill and Downside Crescent and off Haverstock Hill.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 168; C11 and night routes N5 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Belsize Park Underground Station including forecourt walls, gatepiers, gates and railings". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 
  3. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. 
  4. ^ Emmerson, Andrew; Beard, Tony (2004). London's Secret Tubes. London: Capital Transport Publishing. ISBN 1-85414-283-6. 

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External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington