Ickenham tube station

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Ickenham London Underground
Ickenham tube station.JPG
Ickenham is located in Greater London
Ickenham
Ickenham
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
2013 Increase 1.07 million[1]
2014 Increase 1.16 million[1]
2015 Increase 1.19 million[1]
2016 Decrease 1.17 million[1]
2017 Increase 1.17 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
External links
WGS84 51°33′43″N 0°26′31″W / 51.56194°N 0.44194°W / 51.56194; -0.44194Coordinates: 51°33′43″N 0°26′31″W / 51.56194°N 0.44194°W / 51.56194; -0.44194
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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.

History[edit]

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

In 2018, it was announced that the station would gain step free access by 2022, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[6]

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.[7]

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

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

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

  • 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:[7]

  • 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).[8]

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

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

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

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

Connections[edit]

London Buses route U10 serves the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  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. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  7. ^ a b c d "CULG - Metropolitan Line". Davros.org. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  8. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

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
(1910-1933)
towards Upminster