West Brompton station

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West Brompton
London Underground London Overground National Rail
West Brompton stn entrance.JPG
Station entrance
West Brompton is located in Greater London
West Brompton
West Brompton
Location of West Brompton in Greater London
Location West Brompton
Local authority Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Managed by London Underground[1]
Station code WBP
Number of platforms 4
Accessible Yes (except District westbound platform)[2]
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 4.17 million[3]
2011 Increase 4.25 million[4]
2012 Increase 4.54 million[4]
2013 Increase 4.61 million[4]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2008–09 Increase 0.64 million[5]
2009–10 Increase 0.88 million[5]
2010–11 Increase 1.50 million[5]
2011–12 Increase 2.104 million[5]
2012–13 Increase 2.502 million[5]
Key dates
1866 Opened (WLEJR)
1869 Started (Terminus) (DR)
1880 Started (Through Service) (DR)
1940 Ended (WLL)
1999 Restarted (WLL)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°29′12″N 0°11′45″W / 51.4866°N 0.1957°W / 51.4866; -0.1957

West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line (WLL) and London Underground District line station in west London. It is located on Old Brompton Road (A3218) immediately south of Earls Court Exhibition Centre and to the west of Brompton Cemetery.

The station is on the Wimbledon branch of the District line between Earl's Court and Fulham Broadway stations.

On the WLL, National Rail services are provided by Southern and London Overground. The station is between Kensington (Olympia) and Imperial Wharf stations.

Since 2000 it has been a Grade II Listed Building.[6]

History[edit]

The West London Extension Joint Railway (WLEJR) was opened in the early 1860s. It joined the southern end of the West London Joint Railway at Kensington (Olympia) station with Clapham Junction station and ran through West Brompton although a station was not opened until 1866.

On 12 April 1869, the District Railway (DR, now the District line) opened its own station adjacent to the WLEJR station as the terminus and only station on its extension from Gloucester Road station (Earl's Court station did not open until 1871). The original plan was to connect the DR to the WLEJR but this did not take place.

On 1 March 1880, the DR opened an extension south from West Brompton to Putney Bridge.

In 1940, during World War II, several WLL stations sustained bomb damage. Passenger services on the WLL between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction were withdrawn on 21 October 1940. The Underground station remained in use and the WLL continued in use for freight traffic. The WLL station buildings and platforms were subsequently demolished.

Full passenger services resumed on the WLL in 1994, but it was not until 1 June 1999 that new Network Rail platforms were opened at West Brompton. The works were funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on whose border the station lies.

The WLL platforms do not have a separate entrance and access is from the Underground station. The District line serves platforms 1 and 2 and the WLL serves platforms 3 and 4. There is a fence between platforms 2 and 3, but they are on the same level and it is possible to pass directly between them.

There are lifts to both overground platforms, and this means there is also step-free access to the eastbound District line platform, but not the westbound one.

Services[edit]

Typical off-peak services per hour:

London Underground District line[7]

London Overground

Southern

Additional District line services operate at peak times, with many trains continuing to Barking, Dagenham East or Upminster, while all 4 London Overground services per hour continue to Stratford. Some additional Southern services also operate between Shepherd's Bush and Clapham Junction.

Late evening London Overground services only run between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction. On Sundays, Southern services only run between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction.[8]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived from the original on 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  5. ^ http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1385365
  6. ^ London Underground Timetables
  7. ^ a b North London Line/West London Line timetable from 22 May 2011.

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 74, 190, 430, C1, C3 and Night Routes N74 and N97 serve the station.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Wimbledon
District line
Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
West London Line
National Rail National Rail
Kensington (Olympia)   Southern
Milton Keynes - South Croydon
  Imperial Wharf
Kensington (Olympia)   Southern
Olympia to Wandsworth Road
Limited service
  Imperial Wharf
  Former Services  
Chelsea and Fulham   West London Line   Kensington (Olympia)