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
Hillingdon
Hillingdon
Location of Hillingdon in Greater London
LocationHillingdon
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes[1]
Fare zone6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 1.86 million[2]
2016Decrease 1.77 million[2]
2017Increase 1.81 million[2]
2018Decrease 1.72 million[3]
2019Decrease 1.65 million[4]
Key dates
4 July 1904Line opened (Metropolitan)
10 December 1923Opened (Metropolitan & District)
23 October 1933End (District)
23 October 1933Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964Goods yard closed[5]
6 December 1992Station rebuilt at new location
Other information
External links
WGS8451°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
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Hillingdon is a London Underground station in North Hillingdon in the London Borough of Hillingdon, West London. Located between Uxbridge and Ickenham, it is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is the penultimate station on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and the Piccadilly line. Resited in 1992, it is also the most recently constructed station on the Metropolitan line.

History[edit]

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge; this was 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.

New station in 1990s[edit]

To enable the widening of the A40 (Western Avenue) at Hillingdon Circus, the old station was demolished and a new station built to the south. Designed by architects Cassidy Taggart Partnership in a deconstructivism design, the new station opened to the south of the original on 6 December 1992. Widely acclaimed, the station received a 1996 Civic Trust Award for its design[6] and the 1994 Underground Station of the Year award.[7] The station was identified in July 2011 as one of the London Borough of Hillingdon's locally listed buildings.[8]

The station has a car park and is accessible for those with disabilities without using stairs or escalators. It is staffed, but the ticket office was closed in July 2015. Next-train indicators were installed in the ticket hall and on both platforms during May 2016; this coincided with works aimed at improving the station, including cleaning the glass station canopy and sealing off areas of the roof to deter nesting birds.

Services[edit]

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.[9]

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

  • 8tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 8tph Westbound to Uxbridge

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

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

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

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

Piccadilly line[edit]

Between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge there is no Piccadilly Line service before approximately 06:30 (Monday - Friday) and 08:45 (Saturday - Sunday), except for one early morning departure from Uxbridge at 05:18 (Monday - Saturday) and 06:46 (Sunday).[10]

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

  • 3tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 3tph Westbound to Uxbridge

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

  • 6tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 6tph Westbound to Uxbridge

Connections[edit]

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 "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Hillingdon Underground Station | Civic Trust Awards". Civic Trust Awards. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  7. ^ Coombs, Dan (13 June 2011). "Tube station among Hillingdon buildings to get protection". Uxbridge Gazette. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Hillingdon Underground Station". London Borough of Hillingdon. July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d "CULG - Metropolitan Line". davros.org.
  10. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
District line
(1923-1933)
towards Upminster