Kilburn High Road railway station

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Kilburn High Road
London Overground
Kilburn High Road station Entrance.jpg
Kilburn High Road is located in Greater London
Kilburn High Road
Kilburn High Road
Location of Kilburn High Road in Greater London
Location Kilburn
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code KBN
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 69,276[1]
2005–06 Decrease 59,041[1]
2006–07 Increase 0.413 million[1]
2007–08 Increase 0.612 million[1]
2008–09 Increase 0.690 million[1]
2009–10 Increase 0.730 million[1]
2010–11 Increase 1.274 million[1]
2011–12 Increase 1.658 million[1]
2012–13 Decrease 1.643 million[1]
Key dates
1852 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°32′15″N 0°11′31″W / 51.5374°N 0.1919°W / 51.5374; -0.1919

Kilburn High Road railway station is a London Overground station situated near the south end of the Kilburn High Road, London NW6 in the London Borough of Camden.

History[edit]

Kilburn High Road railway station opened in 1852 as Kilburn & Maida Vale station by the LNWR. At the beginning of the 20th century the station had platforms on all four lines out of Euston but with the construction of the Euston to Watford DC Line the local service took over the Slow Main Line platforms, the Slow Main Line services were diverted through what had been the Fast Main Line platforms and the Fast Main Lines were in turn moved south to their present position. The Slow (previously Fast) Main Line platforms were almost entirely demolished during the electrification of the West Coast Main Line, with the last platform building disappearing in the 1980s when the LNWR platform canopies were removed. The current footbridge and street-level buildings are not so much the result of modernisation but of three or four major fires which have occurred here since the early 1970s.

In popular culture[edit]

  • Kilburn and the High Roads, a band featuring Ian Dury, produced an album, Handsome, in 1975.
  • The station is mentioned in a song by Flogging Molly, "The Kilburn High Road", which appears on their 2002 album Drunken Lullabies.

Transport connections[edit]

The following bus routes serve Kilburn High Road station:

Services[edit]

The typical off-peak service is three trains per hour to London Euston, and three trains per hour to Watford Junction, calling at all stations.

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Watford DC Line
towards Euston
  Proposed services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Bakerloo line
Transfer at: Kilburn Park

Use by London Underground[edit]

Although the station is not on the London Underground network, it is occasionally used as a reversing point by Bakerloo line trains when they are unable to enter the LU platforms at Queens Park tube station due to scheduled work or failures and/or are prevented from reversing in the Up DC line platform there. The fourth rail (bonded to the traction current return rail) continues to Kilburn High Road to permit these manoeuvres but the carrying of passengers to Kilburn High Road by LU tube trains is not permitted as the platform height is matched to NR trains (platforms on this line north of Queens Park station are positioned at a "transition" height which is higher than that for normal LU platforms and lower than NR platforms). There are also one or two "rusty rail" journeys made by LU trains each day to keep the fourth rail clean for the relatively infrequent unscheduled diverted LU trains. Kilburn High Road appears on internal London Underground (LU) maps for this purpose.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.

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