Dollis Hill tube station

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Dollis Hill
London Underground
Dollis Hill stn north entrance.JPG
Northern entrance
Dollis Hill is located in Greater London
Dollis Hill
Dollis Hill
Location of Dollis Hill in Greater London
Location Dollis Hill
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Decrease 3.29 million[1]
2010 Decrease 3.00 million[2]
2011 Increase 3.08 million[3]
2012 Increase 3.18 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
1 October 1909 Opened as Dollis Hill
1931 Renamed Dollis Hill and Gladstone Park
1933 Renamed Dollis Hill
20 November 1939 Bakerloo Line service introduced
7 December 1940 Metropolitan Line service ceased
1 May 1979 Bakerloo Line service replaced by Jubilee Line
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°33′07″N 0°14′19″W / 51.5519°N 0.2386°W / 51.5519; -0.2386

Dollis Hill tube station is a London Underground station at Dollis Hill near to Willesden and Harlesden. It is on the Jubilee line, between Willesden Green and Neasden. Metropolitan line trains pass the station, but do not stop. The station is about 25 minutes from central London in Travelcard Zone 3.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 October 1909 as part of the Metropolitan line. From 20 November 1939 it was on the Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line and was transferred to the Jubilee line in 1979. It has two exits.

In 1995 four sets of enamel panels designed by Amanda Duncan were installed in the subway between the north and south exits. The panels show maps of the Dollis Hill area at different dates from the 16th to the 20th century, juxtaposed with interpretations of classical star maps.

The station was refurbished in 2007 with the addition of new lighting, tiling and additional security cameras. The station was also repainted.

Trivia[edit]

Dollis Hill was frequently mentioned in the humorous game Mornington Crescent, featured on the radio comedy show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Traditionally, the playing of Dollis Hill starts a "Dollis Hill Loop", meaning that every subsequent move made by any player must be to Dollis Hill. Various ingenious ways to break the loop have been invented by Mornington Crescent players in the past.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

Transport links[edit]

London bus route 226.

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)