Kingsbury tube station

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Kingsbury
London Underground
Kingsbury tube station.jpg
Entrance on Kingsbury Road
Kingsbury is located in Greater London
Kingsbury
Kingsbury
Location of Kingsbury in Greater London
Location Kingsbury
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 3.11 million[1]
2011 Increase 3.44 million[2]
2012 Increase 3.73 million[2]
2013 Increase 4.12 million[2]
Key dates
1932 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°35′05″N 0°16′43″W / 51.5847°N 0.2786°W / 51.5847; -0.2786

Kingsbury tube station is a London Underground station in northwest London, England. It is on the Jubilee line, in Zone 4, in the borough of Brent.

Although now only served by deep-level tube trains, the section of line serving the station is built to surface gauge and trains to that larger LU loading gauge occasionally pass through.

History[edit]

It was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company's electric trains. After the formation of London Transport in 1933 this branch became part of the LU Metropolitan line and was later transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939 then to the Jubilee line in 1979. The design style is similar to that of other Metropolitan Railway buildings of the same period rather than to the concrete and glass style used at the same time by the LER group. In common with other nearby Metropolitan Railway stations (e.g. Harrow-on-the-Hill, Neasden, Queensbury) there is an element of fiction in the station name; the area is properly within the eastern extent of Kenton (Kingsbury Road at this point was originally part of the eastern end of Kenton Lane) and Kingsbury proper is actually closer to Neasden LU station.

Location[edit]

The station entrance is in a parade of shops on the south side of the A4006 Kingsbury Road, opposite Berkeley Road.

Transport connections[edit]

Kingsbury is served by the following London Bus Routes:

Route Destination Destination
79 Alperton Edgware
183 Golders Green Pinner
204 Edgware Sudbury
305 Edgware
324 Brent Cross Stanmore

Kingsbury is also served by the following Night London Bus Routes:

Route Destination Destination
N98 Holborn Stanmore

Kingsbury is also served by the following Local Bus Routes (Monday-Friday peak hours only):

Route Destination Destination
644 Hatfield Wembley Park

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. 

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)