Hillingdon tube station

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Hillingdon London Underground
Hillingdon tube station inside entrance.jpg
Interior of the station entrance
Hillingdon is located in Greater London
Location of Hillingdon in Greater London
Location Hillingdon
Local authority London Borough of Hillingdon
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1]
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Increase 1.48 million[2]
2013 Increase 1.63 million[2]
2014 Increase 1.80 million[2]
2015 Increase 1.86 million[2]
Key dates
1904 Line opened (Metropolitan)
1923 Opened (Metropolitan & District)
1933 End (District)
1933 Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964 Goods yard closed[3]
1992 Station rebuilt at new location
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°33′14″N 0°27′00″W / 51.5538°N 0.45°W / 51.5538; -0.45Coordinates: 51°33′14″N 0°27′00″W / 51.5538°N 0.45°W / 51.5538; -0.45

Hillingdon is a London Underground station in North Hillingdon in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London formerly Middlesex. Located between Uxbridge and Ickenham and is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is the penultimate station on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and the Piccadilly line. It is also the most recent station to be built on the Metropolitan line in 1992.


The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge, opened on 4 July 1904 with an intermediate station at Ruislip. At first services were operated by steam trains, but electrification was completed on 1 January 1905.

The original station building, 1933

Development in north Middlesex over the next two decades led to the opening of additional stations to encourage the growth of new residential areas. Hillingdon was the last of these to open, on 10 December 1923, with Metropolitan and District line services.

On 23 October 1933 the District line service was replaced by the Piccadilly line. Between the mid-1930s and the mid-1950s the station was named Hillingdon (Swakeleys), a name which is still displayed on the platform roundels.

The original station was demolished to enable the rerouting of the A40 (Western Avenue) through the site. A new station opened to the south on 6 December 1992 and received the 1994 Underground Station of the Year award.[4] The station was identified in July 2011 as one of the London Borough of Hillingdon's locally listed buildings.[5]

The station has a car park and is accessible for those with disabilities without using stairs or escalators. It is staffed but had its ticket office closed in July 2015. Next train indicators were intsalled on both platforms during May 2016 coinciding with works aimed to improve the station including cleaning the glass station canopy and sealing of areas of the roof to deter nesting birds.


Metropolitan line[edit]

The Metropolitan Line is the only line to operate an express service, though currently for Metropolitan Line trains on the Uxbridge branch this is eastbound only in the morning peaks (06:30 to 09:30) Monday to Friday.[6]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 8tph to Aldgate (all stations)
  • 8tph to Uxbridge

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[8]

  • 2tph to Aldgate (semi-fast)
  • 4tph to Aldgate (all stations)
  • 4tph to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph to Uxbridge

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[9]

  • 7tph to Aldgate (all stations)
  • 3tph to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph to Uxbridge

Piccadilly line[edit]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[10]

  • 3tph to Cockfosters
  • 3tph to Uxbridge

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[11]

  • 6tph to Cockfosters
  • 6tph to Uxbridge



  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  4. ^ Coombs, Dan (13 June 2011). "Tube station among Hillingdon buildings to get protection". Uxbridge Gazette. Archived from the original on 2012-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Hillingdon Underground Station" (PDF). London Borough of Hillingdon. July 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. 
  6. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  7. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  8. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  9. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  10. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf
  11. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf

External links[edit]

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Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
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District line
towards Upminster