Kensal Green station

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Not to be confused with Kensal Rise railway station.
Kensal Green London Underground London Overground
Kensal Green stn building.jpg
Kensal Green is located in Greater London
Kensal Green
Kensal Green
Location of Kensal Green in Greater London
Location Kensal Green
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground[1]
Owner Network Rail
Station code KNL
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 2.33 million[2]
2011 Decrease 2.32 million[3]
2012 Increase 2.54 million[3]
2013 Increase 2.56 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Increase 0.483 million[4]
2008–09 Decrease 0.386 million[4]
2009–10 Increase 0.538 million[4]
2010–11 Increase 0.836 million[4]
2011–12 Increase 0.939 million[4]
2012–13 Decrease 0.891 million[4]
Key dates
1916 Opened (LNWR & Bakerloo)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°31′51″N 0°13′29″W / 51.530746°N 0.22479°W / 51.530746; -0.22479

Kensal Green station is a Network Rail station served by London Underground Bakerloo line and London Overground trains. It is located in College Road, London NW10 close to the junction with Harrow Road. It is about 0.5 mile (750m) route distance from the older Kensal Rise station located to the north east on the North London Line, which was itself named Kensal Green until 1890.

History[edit]

The station opened on 1 October 1916 [5] on the New Line on the north side of the existing London and North Western Railway (LNWR) tracks from Euston to Watford.

The 1980 station almost complete before closure of the original.

The original station was replaced in 1980.

Bakerloo line services had been running between Queen's Park and Willesden Junction since 10 May 1915.[5]

Since November 2007, National Rail services serving Kensal Green have been operated by LOROL under contract to Transport for London using the brand of London Overground; the station is managed by London Underground.

The station was in the news early in 2006, as it was the last station visited by Thomas ap Rhys-Price before he was murdered in a robbery in Kensal Green. The two main suspects had also visited the station that same night, a short time before the murder, and mugged a man on the platform. A suspect also tried to use ap Rhys-Pryce's Oyster Card a day after the incident at the station, and was picked up on CCTV, aiding the Police investigation.

This incident sparked a major public discussion on station safety and security, mainly because the station was un-staffed when the passenger was mugged. The only security present was CCTV cameras, and the ticket barriers were left open allowing the suspects to enter the station freely. Many high-profile politicians spoke on the issue of station safety and called on train companies to provide security or staff the station until the last train had left the station.

The Mayor of London at the time, Ken Livingstone, became personally involved in this, and publicly attacked Silverlink, the then operator of the station, for not providing staffing or security throughout the station's opening hours. He also stated that any company that wanted to bid for the subsidy to run the train line would have commit to staffing the station until the last train had left. Eventually, towards the last quarter of 2006, Silverlink hired a private security firm to patrol the station, and also had speakers installed in the ticket hall to deter gangs of youths from loitering.

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 18 and night route N18 serve the station. [6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ a b "Bakerloo Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  5. ^ TfL North West London Bus Map

External links[edit]

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