Hampstead tube station

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Hampstead
London Underground
Hampstead station building.JPG
Station building
Hampstead is located in Greater London
Hampstead
Hampstead
Location of Hampstead in Greater London
Location Hampstead
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2 and 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Increase 4.73 million[1]
2010 Decrease 4.51 million[2]
2011 Decrease 4.31 million[3]
2012 Increase 4.38 million[3]
Key dates
1907 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°33′25″N 0°10′42″W / 51.5569°N 0.1783°W / 51.5569; -0.1783

Hampstead tube station is a London Underground station in Hampstead, north London NW3 1QG. The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Golders Green and Belsize Park stations, and on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3.

The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway. Located at the junction of Heath Street and Hampstead High Street, the name Heath Street was proposed for the station before opening: indeed, the original tiled station signs on the platform walls, recently restored, still read "Heath Street". Hampstead is on a steep hill and the station platforms are the deepest on the London Underground network, at 58.5 metres or 192 feet below ground level.[4] It has the deepest lift shaft on the Underground at 181 feet which houses high-speed lifts. There is also a spiral emergency staircase, made up of over 320 steps.

To the north, between Hampstead and Golders Green stations is the uncompleted North End or Bull & Bush station. Hampstead Heath station on the North London Line is a 10 to 15-minute walk east.

Tiling on the southbound platform, showing the original proposed name, "Heath Street"

Bus services[edit]

London Buses routes 46, 268, 603 and N5 serve the station.

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. 
  4. ^ "Key facts". Transport for London. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

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