Hendon Central tube station

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Hendon Central London Underground
Hendon Central stn entrance.JPG
Station entrance
Hendon Central is located in Greater London
Hendon Central
Hendon Central
Location of Hendon Central in Greater London
Location Hendon
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 3 and 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 6.26 million[2]
2011 Increase 7.01 million[3]
2012 Decrease 6.83 million[3]
2013 Increase 6.84 million[3]
Key dates
1923 Opened as terminus (CCE&HR)
1924 Became through station
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1401082[4]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′59″N 0°13′34″W / 51.583°N 0.226°W / 51.583; -0.226

Hendon Central tube station is a London Underground station in North West London on the A41.

The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Colindale and Brent Cross stations, and is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 3 and Zone 4. Its postcode is NW4 2TE. It was opened along with Brent Cross (then called Brent) tube station on 19 November 1923 as the first stage of an extension of the Golders Green branch of the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway. The station served as the terminus of the line's western fork until 18 August 1924 when the second and final section of the extension to Edgware was opened.[5]

History[edit]

Hendon Central, like all stations north from Golders Green, is a surface station (although the tracks enter twin tunnels a short distance further north on the way to Colindale). When it was built it stood "in lonely glory amid fields", as one writer puts it, south of the old village of Hendon, which has since been swallowed up by London's suburbs.[6] The station is a Grade II listed building,[7] designed in a neo-Georgian style by Stanley Heaps, who also designed Brent Cross tube station in a similar style, with a prominent portico featuring a Doric colonnade.[8]

The fact that the area was largely undeveloped allowed a hitherto unusual degree of coordination between the station and the surrounding buildings that were constructed over the next few years. The station was intended to be the centre and a key architectural feature of a new suburban town; it faces a circus 240 feet (73 m) in diameter that is intersected by four approach roads which provide access to all parts of Hendon and the surrounding areas beyond. For many years this was a roundabout known as 'Central Circus'; however it is now a crossroads controlled by traffic signals. Writing in 1932, William Passingham commended the integrated approach taken at Hendon Central as "an outstanding example of the co-ordination of road-planning with passenger station requirements." He noted, only nine years after the station opened, that it had already become the centre of an "ever-widening cluster of new houses" and accurately predicted that it would become "the centre of [a] small township", or what would now be called a suburb.[9]

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes[edit]


Service Towards tfl Notes
Stop A
83 Golders Green Tick green modern.svg 24-hours
N5 Trafalgar Square Tick green modern.svg Night Bus
Stop B
83 Ealing Hospital Tick green modern.svg 24-hours
N5 Edgware Tick green modern.svg Night Bus
Stop E
113 Edgware Tick green modern.svg
186 Edgware Tick green modern.svg
324 Stanmore Tick green modern.svg
N113 Edgware Tick green modern.svg Night Bus
Stop F
143 Archway Tick green modern.svg
326 Barnet Spires Shopping Centre Tick green modern.svg
Stop G
113 Marble Arch Tick green modern.svg
143 Brent Cross Tick green modern.svg
186 Brent Cross Tick green modern.svg
324 Brent Cross Tesco Tick green modern.svg
326 Brent Cross

Tick green modern.svg

N113 Trafalgar Square Tick green modern.svg Night Bus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hendon Central Underground Station". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 
  5. ^ Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  6. ^ Jackson, Alan Arthur; Croome, Desmond F. (1962). Rails through the clay: a history of London's tube railways. Allen & Unwin. p. 171. 
  7. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Cherry, Bridget; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1999). London 4: north. Buildings of England, vol. 48. Penguin. p. 161. 
  9. ^ Passingham, William (1932). Romance of London's Underground. Sampson Low & Co. p. 66. 

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

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