Ickenham tube station

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Ickenham London Underground
Ickenham tube station.JPG
Ickenham is located in Greater London
Location of Ickenham in Greater London
Location Ickenham
Local authority Hillingdon
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 6
OSI West Ruislip London Underground National Rail
London Underground annual entry and exit
2012 Increase 1.06 million[1]
2013 Increase 1.07 million[1]
2014 Increase 1.16 million[1]
2015 Increase 1.19 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
4 July 1904 Line opened
25 September 1905 Station opened
1 March 1910 District service commences
23 October 1933 District line service replaced by Piccadilly line
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°33′43″N 0°26′31″W / 51.5619°N 0.4419°W / 51.5619; -0.4419Coordinates: 51°33′43″N 0°26′31″W / 51.5619°N 0.4419°W / 51.5619; -0.4419

Ickenham is a London Underground station located in Ickenham in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip and Hillingdon stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 6.


Westbound platform looking east towards Ruislip

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line through Ickenham between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, the only intermediate stop being at Ruislip. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905.

Progressive development in the north Middlesex area over the next two decades led to the gradual opening of additional stations along the Uxbridge branch to encourage the growth of new residential areas. On 25 September 1905 a small halt was opened as Ickenham Halt by the Metropolitan Railway, following lobbying by the Ickenham Parish Council. The railway company had been reluctant to open a station in the area due to a perceived lack of revenue and so a compromise was reached with the halt.[2]

The new halt brought with it travellers from London seeking a day-out in rural surroundings. Villagers living near the halt sold flowers from their gardens and served teas.[2] The parish council later requested shelters for passengers on the platforms, which were built in December 1905. A booking hut followed in 1910.[3] The platforms, which had been too short for trains to call at fully, were extended in 1922.[4]

On 1 March 1910, an extension of the District line from South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened, enabling District line trains to serve stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge from that date. On 23 October 1933 District line services were replaced by Piccadilly line trains.

Ickenham Halt was later rebuilt as a station in the 1970s.[5]


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]

Half of all Piccadilly Line services on the Uxbridge branch start/finish at Rayners Lane, passengers are advised to take the first train and change at Rayners Lane if necessary.

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


London Buses route U10 serves the station. London Buses route U1 also passes close by on the Ickenham High Road.


  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. ^ a b Bowlt, Eileen. M. (1996). Ickenham & Harefield Past. London: Historical Publications. ISBN 0-948667-36-2. 
  3. ^ "The Arrival of Public Transport The Metropolitan Railway". Ickenham Online. Archived from the original on 2001-07-14. 
  4. ^ "The Suburb That Never Was!". Ickenham Online. Archived from the original on 2001-04-24. 
  5. ^ "1970s". Ickenham Online. Archived from the original on 2001-04-24. 
  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]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Uxbridge
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Uxbridge
District line
towards Upminster