Kenton station

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For the former station in Northumberland, see Kenton Bank railway station.
Kenton London Overground London Underground
Kenton station building.JPG
Kenton is located in Greater London
Kenton
Kenton
Location of Kenton in Greater London
Location Kenton
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground[1]
Owner Network Rail
Station code KNT
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
OSI Northwick Park London Underground [2]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 1.820 million[3]
2011 Increase 1.940 million[3]
2012 Increase 1.970 million[3]
2013 Increase 2.020 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08 Decrease 0.296 million[4]
2008–09 Decrease 0.266 million[4]
2009–10 Increase 0.413 million[4]
2010–11 Increase 0.820 million[4]
2011–12 Increase 0.993 million[4]
2012–13 Increase 1.012 million[4]
Key dates
1912 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°34′56″N 0°19′02″W / 51.5821°N 0.3172°W / 51.5821; -0.3172

Kenton station is a railway station served by London Underground (Bakerloo line) and London Overground (Watford DC Line) trains. It is located on the south side of Kenton Road in Kenton, a short walk from Northwick Park station on the London Underground Metropolitan line.

History[edit]

Looking south through the station.

The station was one of several built on the London and North Western Railway's "New Line" from Camden to Watford Junction which enabled local services from Watford Junction station to Euston station and Broad Street station in London. The New Line was mostly alongside the United Kingdom's first main line railway which had been previously opened by the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837.

Kenton station was opened on 15 June 1912.[5] It has only ever had platforms on the New Line; parallel main line services call at Harrow and Wealdstone station, one stop to the north, with some also calling at Wembley Central station, three stops to the south.

Bakerloo line services began on 16 April 1917.[6] On 24 September 1982, Bakerloo line services to Kenton ended when services north of Stonebridge Park were ended.[6] The closure was short-lived, and the Bakerloo line service was reinstated on 4 June 1984.[6]

The station's former coal yard on the east side of the railway, no longer needed for the trains, is now occupied by a Sainsbury's supermarket.

Services[edit]

A London Midland Class 350 train speeds past Kenton on the West Coast Main Line.
  • London Overground (Watford DC Line) 3 tph in each direction.
  • London Underground (Bakerloo line) 6 tph in each direction.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 114; 183; 223; H9; H10 and H18; H19 serve the station.

Access to Station[edit]

TfL's Getting Around map showing disabled access (dated April 2011) does not indicate that level access is available at this station. The nearest stations shown with step-free access are Harrow and Wealdstone, Kingsbury and Wembley Park; some journeys might be more conveniently made by using one of the local buses to Golders Green Station (via route 183) or Pinner Station (via route 183) and continuing from there.

Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground
Watford DC Line
towards Euston
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Bakerloo line

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  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. ^ "Bakerloo Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  5. ^ a b c Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 

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