Northolt tube station

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Northolt London Underground
Northolt station building.JPG
Entrance on Mandeville Road
Northolt is located in Greater London
Northolt
Northolt
Location of Northolt in Greater London
Location Northolt
Local authority London Borough of Ealing
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 5
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 4.050 million[1]
2011 Increase 4.280 million[2]
2012 Increase 4.420 million[2]
2013 Increase 4.610 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company London Transport Executive
Key dates
21 November 1948 Station opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°32′53″N 0°22′08″W / 51.5480°N 0.3688°W / 51.5480; -0.3688

Northolt tube station is a station on the London Underground Central line in Northolt in the London Borough of Ealing. It is in Travelcard Zone 5 and between Greenford and South Ruislip stations.

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway constructed a halt at this location named Northolt Halt in 1907, which was on what was the New North Main Line to Birmingham. It was renamed Northolt (for West End) Halt, before gaining station status under its original shorter name. It was closed in 1948 when the Central line was extended on a new pair of tracks from North Acton, the current Northolt tube station opening on 21 November 1948.[3] The opening had been planned to be in the 1930s but was delayed by the Second World War.

The station today[edit]

The station has an island platform with passenger access down from the booking hall. Trains terminating at the station may use either a turnback siding west of the platforms to leave the running lines and run eastwards later or a crossover east of the station for more immediate return to central London.

North of the Central line tracks there is the singled track of the former GWR New North Main Line from Paddington which now is used by freight trains and a single daily passenger service (operated by Chiltern Railways) between Paddington and Gerrards Cross.[4] There are no longer any platforms on this line.

Gallery[edit]

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 90, 120, 140, 282, 395, E10 and night route N7.

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. ^ "Central Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Timetable 11 December 2011 to 13 May 2012". Chiltern Railways. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards West Ruislip
Central line
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)