South Kenton station

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South Kenton
London Underground London Overground
South Kenton stn west entrance.JPG
South Kenton is located in Greater London
South Kenton
South Kenton
Location of South Kenton in Greater London
Location South Kenton
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground[1]
Owner Network Rail
Station code SOK
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 0.92 million[2]
2011 Increase 0.96 million[3]
2012 Increase 0.97 million[3]
2013 Increase 1.02 million[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2006–07 Decrease 75,555[4]
2007–08 Decrease 57,108[4]
2008–09 Decrease 44,862[4]
2009–10 Increase 0.127 million[4]
2010–11 Increase 0.255 million[4]
2011–12 Increase 0.271 million[4]
2012–13 Increase 0.295 million[4]
Key dates
1933 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°34′15″N 0°18′31″W / 51.5708°N 0.3087°W / 51.5708; -0.3087

South Kenton station is a Network Rail station served by London Underground Bakerloo line and London Overground trains. It is between Kenton to the north, and North Wembley to the south. It is located between The Link in the Sudbury Court Estate and Windermere Grove in South Kenton, in the Wembley postal area.

History[edit]

West Coast Main Line south of Kenton in 1955

The station opened on 3 July 1933 with access from both sides of the railway via a footbridge to the single island platform serving only the Euston-Watford DC line; this footbridge (which started at the bottom of the embankment) was later replaced by a pedestrian tunnel, cutting out a long climb for passengers entering the station. The station was built in a more modern "concrete and glass" style construction including a "streamlined" waiting room rather than the brick and woodwork LNWR stations elsewhere on the DC line.

The station today[edit]

South Kenton station

The station is an island platform and Bakerloo line train doors are not level with it. Therefore there is a downward step to the train from the platform. The ticket office is at platform level and occupies the north end of the streamlined 1933 building. It is one of the very few stations served by London Underground which has no ticket gates and due to the restrictive layout here there are no plans for these to be installed in the immediate future. There is no wheelchair access.

Service[edit]

There are regular London Underground trains on the Bakerloo line heading southbound towards Central London and Elephant & Castle and northbound to Harrow & Wealdstone.

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is the London Overground service every 20 minutes to London Euston southbound and to Watford Junction northbound. The service is every 30 mins evenings and Sundays.

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

External links[edit]

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Bakerloo line
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Watford DC Line
towards Euston