Kentish Town West railway station

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This article is about the station on the North London Line. For Thameslink and London Underground's Northern line station, see Kentish Town station.
Kentish Town West London Overground
Kentish Town West railway station MMB 07.jpg
Kentish Town West is located in Greater London
Kentish Town West
Kentish Town West
Location of Kentish Town West in Greater London
Location Kentish Town
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code KTW
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
OSI Kentish Town London Underground National Rail [1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2004–05 0.156 million[2]
2005–06 Increase 0.191 million[2]
2006–07 Increase 0.824 million[2]
2007–08 Decrease 0.512 million[2]
2008–09 Increase 0.567 million[2]
2009–10 Decrease 0.470 million[2]
2010–11 Increase 0.719 million[2]
2011–12 Increase 1.234 million[2]
2012–13 Increase 1.623 million[2]
Key dates
1867 (1867) Opened as Kentish Town
1924 Renamed Kentish Town West
1971 Closed due to fire
1981 Reopened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portal
UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°32′48″N 0°08′48″W / 51.5468°N 0.1468°W / 51.5468; -0.1468

Kentish Town West railway station, on the North London Line, is in Prince of Wales Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground.


The station opened on 1 April 1867 as "Kentish Town", was renamed "Kentish Town West" on 2 June 1924, and closed after a serious fire on 18 April 1971. Despite an announcement in 1976 that the station would not reopen, it was rebuilt and re-opened on 5 October 1981.[3][4]

To allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed in February 2010, and reopened on 1 June 2010, in order to install a new signalling system and to extend 30 platforms. After the reopening the work continued until May 2011 with a reduced service and none on Sundays.[5]


The station is managed by London Overground, which also operates all services from the station. The basic weekday service is six trains per hour in each direction, calling at every station. Four are Richmond to Stratford North London Line services, the remaining two are West London Line services between Clapham Junction and Stratford.[6] Services are formed of Class 378 Capitalstar electric multiple units, which replaced the older Class 313 EMUs.

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
towards Richmond
North London Line
towards Stratford


London Buses routes 46 and 393 serve the station.


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Joe Brown (2006). London Railway Atlas. Ian Allan Publishing. 
  4. ^ Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (1997). North London Line. Middleton Press. 
  5. ^ "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  6. ^ North London Line timetable from 22 May 2011.

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