Hampstead Heath railway station

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Hampstead Heath London Overground
Hampstead Health railway station, July 2021 (03).jpg
Hampstead Heath is located in Greater London
Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath
Location of Hampstead Heath in Greater London
LocationHampstead
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeHDH
DfT categoryD
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2016–17Increase 3.372 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 3.261 million[2]
2018–19Increase 3.570 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 3.274 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 1.647 million[2]
Key dates
2 January 1860Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′19″N 0°09′55″W / 51.5553°N 0.1654°W / 51.5553; -0.1654Coordinates: 51°33′19″N 0°09′55″W / 51.5553°N 0.1654°W / 51.5553; -0.1654
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Hampstead Heath railway station is in the London Borough of Camden in north London on the North London Line, between Finchley Road & Frognal and Gospel Oak stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2. Since 11 November 2007 it and the service there have been run by London Overground.

History[edit]

In the nineteenth century up to 100,000 people per day used the station at weekends and on public holidays as the Heath was a popular leisure destination for Londoners.[citation needed] The station was rebuilt, after Second World War bomb damage, and in the 1990s in conjunction with works to allow Eurostar trains to use the North London Line.

Design[edit]

The platform canopies are in a pseudo-antique style which is in stark contrast to the poured concrete style of the rest of the station's structural features. The line runs below street level with access via staircases to each platform. Lifts providing access to both platforms were added in 2014.[3][failed verification] During the same refurbishment works new ticket barriers were added.

Artwork[edit]

In 2011, Evenings' Hill by British artist Clare Woods was installed along the length of the platform, made from porcelain tiles.[4][5] The artwork was commissioned by TfL in 2011, as part of London Overground's art programme.[6]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 24, 46, 168, 268 and C11 serve the station.

Services[edit]

The typical service at the station in trains per hour is:

No direct trains run to/from Clapham Junction in the very late evening. The last westbound service terminates at Willesden Junction Low Level (and the first eastbound of the day starts from there).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ "London Overground's Hampstead Heath station rebuilt". tfl.gov.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  4. ^ "London Overground Hampstead Heath". Modus Operandi Art Consultants. Retrieved 29 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Woods, Clare. "Biography | Clare Woods". Retrieved 29 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "New public art at Hampstead Heath station". Transport for London. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Table 59 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground Following station
Finchley Road & Frognal North London Line Gospel Oak
towards Stratford