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
2011 Increase 1.40 million[2]
2012 Increase 1.48 million[2]
2013 Increase 1.63 million[2]
2014 Increase 1.80 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
London Transport portalCoordinates: 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.

It is on the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines, between Ickenham and Uxbridge in Travelcard Zone 6.


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.



  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. June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  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. 

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