Preston Road tube station

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Preston Road London Underground
Preston Road Tube Station.jpg
Station entrance
Preston Road is located in Greater London
Preston Road
Preston Road
Location of Preston Road in Greater London
Location Preston
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground
Station code ZPR
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 Increase 2.96 million[1]
2012 Increase 2.97 million[1]
2013 Increase 3.15 million[1]
2014 Increase 3.47 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
2 August 1880 Metropolitan Railway passes through here en route to Harrow
21 May 1908 Opened as Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton, to serve the local clay pigeon shooting site for that year's Olympic Games
? Renamed Preston Road
19 July 1908 Line electrified
22 November 1931 Southbound platform resited
3 January 1932 Northbound platform resited
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°34′20″N 0°17′43″W / 51.5722°N 0.2953°W / 51.5722; -0.2953

Preston Road is a London Underground station in the area of Preston on the Metropolitan line. It lies between Northwick Park and Wembley Park and is in Travelcard Zone 4.

It is served by 'slow' (all stations) trains only (fast and semi-fast trains do not stop at stations between Wembley Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill).

History[edit]

The Metropolitan Railway was extended from Willesden Green to Harrow on 2 August 1880, but originally there were no stations between Neasden and Harrow. A station on the eastern side of the Preston Road bridge was opened on 21 May 1908, and was originally named Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton; it was later renamed Preston Road. During 1931–32, it was re-sited on the opposite side of the road bridge, and the work was carried out in two stages: the southbound platform was re-sited on 22 November 1931, and the northbound on 3 January 1932.[2][3]

Decorations[edit]

Horticultural displays on the island platform at Preston Road

The horticultural displays on the platform have won many awards over the years, but fell into disrepair for some years. With the current refurbishment of the station the floral decorations have since been revived, providing a cheerful touch of colour and a point of interest to entertain the traveller in the wait between trains.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 79; 204 and 223 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 191. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0. 

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Watford or Uxbridge
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate