Preston Road tube station

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Preston Road London Underground
Preston Road Tube Station.jpg
Preston Road is located in Greater London
Preston Road
Preston Road
Location of Preston Road in Greater London
Location Preston
Local authority Brent
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 2.860 million[1]
2011 Increase 2.960 million[1]
2012 Increase 2.970 million[1]
2013 Increase 3.150 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
21 May 1908 Opened as Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton
? Renamed Preston Road
22 November 1931 Southbound platform resited
3 January 1932 Northbound platform resited
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′20″N 0°17′43″W / 51.5722°N 0.2953°W / 51.5722; -0.2953

Preston Road tube station is a station on the Metropolitan line in London. It is in Zone 4, and lies between Northwick Park tube station and Wembley Park.

It is served by 'slow' trains (fast and semi-fast trains are non-stop between Wembley Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill station).

Horticultural displays on the platform at Preston Road

The horticultural displays on the platform have won many awards over the years, but fell into disrepair for some years. Fortunately with the current refurbishment of the station the floral decorations have since been revived, providing a cheerful touch of colour and a point of interest to entertain the traveller in the wait between trains.

Events[edit]

  • 2 August 1880: Metropolitan Railway passes through here en route to Harrow
  • 21 May 1908: Preston Road halt opened, to serve the local clay pigeon shooting site for that year's Olympic Games
  • 19 July 1908: line electrified
  • 22 November 1931: station re-sited

The Metropolitan Railway was extended from Willesden Green to Harrow on 2 August 1880, but originally there were no stations between Neasden and Harrow. A station on the eastern side of the Preston Road bridge was opened on 21 May 1908, and was originally named Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton; it was later renamed Preston Road. During 1931–32, it was re-sited on the opposite side of the road bridge, and the work was carried out in two stages: the southbound platform was re-sited on 22 November 1931, and the northbound on 3 January 1932.[2][3]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 79; 204 and 223 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 191. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0. 
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