Hampstead tube station

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Not to be confused with West Hampstead tube station.
Hampstead London Underground
Hampstead station building.JPG
Station building in 2008
Hampstead is located in Greater London
Hampstead
Hampstead
Location of Hampstead in Greater London
Location Hampstead
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2 and 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Increase 4.38 million[1]
2013 Decrease 4.29 million[1]
2014 Increase 4.36 million[1]
2015 Increase 4.56 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company CCE&HR
Key dates
1907 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°33′25″N 0°10′42″W / 51.5569°N 0.1783°W / 51.5569; -0.1783Coordinates: 51°33′25″N 0°10′42″W / 51.5569°N 0.1783°W / 51.5569; -0.1783

Hampstead is a London Underground station in Hampstead, North London. The station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Golders Green and Belsize Park stations, and is the northernmost subterranean station on the branch. The station is on the boundary between Travelcard Zone 2 and Zone 3.

Designed by architect Leslie Green the station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway. Located at the junction of Heath Street and Hampstead High Street, the name Heath Street was proposed for the station before opening: indeed, the original tiled station signs on the platform walls still read Heath Street. Hampstead is on a steep hill and the station platforms are the deepest on the London Underground network, at 58.5 metres (192 ft) below ground level.[2] It has the deepest lift shaft on the Underground at 55 metres (180 ft) which houses high-speed lifts. They were previously Otis lifts, but were modernised by Wadsworth lifts, & again in 2014 by small generic lift installer Accord. There is also a spiral emergency staircase of over 320 steps.

To the north, between Hampstead and Golders Green stations, is the uncompleted North End or Bull & Bush station. London Overground's Hampstead Heath station on the North London Line is a 10–15 minute walk east.

Tiling on the southbound platform, showing the original proposed name, "Heath Street"

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 46 and 268, schools service 603 and night bus N5 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. April 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Key facts". Transport for London. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington
  Abandoned plans  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Golders Green
Northern line
towards Charing Cross