Queens Park (London) station

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Queen's Park London Underground London Overground
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Queen's Park is located in Greater London
Queen's Park
Queen's Park
Location of Queen's Park in Greater London
Location Queen's Park
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Grid reference TQ245832
Managed by London Underground[1]
Owner Network Rail
Station code QPW
DfT category C2
Number of platforms 6 (4 operational)[2]
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 No Data[3]
2014 No Data[3]
2015 No Data[3]
2016 No Data[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2011–12 Increase 4.057 million[4]
2012–13 Increase 4.102 million[4]
2013–14 Increase 4.309 million[4]
2014–15 Increase 4.809 million[4]
2015–16 Decrease 3.001 million[4]
Railway companies
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
2 June 1879 (1879-06-02) Opened as Queen's Park (West Kilburn)
11 February 1915 Bakerloo line service introduced
December 1954 Renamed Queen's Park
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°32′02″N 0°12′23″W / 51.5339°N 0.2063°W / 51.5339; -0.2063Coordinates: 51°32′02″N 0°12′23″W / 51.5339°N 0.2063°W / 51.5339; -0.2063
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Queen's Park is a station served by London Underground and London Overground. It is in West Kilburn at the southern end of Salusbury Road, near the public park from which it takes its name. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.

History[edit]

The station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.[5]

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915.[6] On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen's Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR.[6]

London Midland previously made 3 operational calls daily, which were not found in public timetables. As of the December 2013 timetable these stops no longer exist, with no main line services calling at the station.[7] Main line services, operated by Grand Central, are scheduled to resume in 2018. [8]

Station layout[edit]

All platforms at Queen's Park station are on the surface; the slow main line platforms (platforms 5 and 6) are reserved for use during engineering work or partial line closures. The Bakerloo line tunnel portals are about 300 metres (980 ft) to the east of the station. The two inner station tracks, platforms 3 (westbound) and 2 (eastbound), split into four tracks in a carriage shed to the west of the station. Bakerloo line services starting or ending at Queen's Park normally do so in the two centre tracks of the 4-track carriage shed. Bakerloo line trains joining or leaving the London Overground tracks, also known as the Watford DC Line tracks, do so by passing through the carriage shed on one of the two outer tracks, which merge into the Watford DC Line, the latter of which becomes the station's outer tracks. Around a third of Bakerloo line trains terminate at Queen's Park rather than continuing to Willesden Junction or Stonebridge Park or Harrow & Wealdstone stations. All platforms are accessed through ticket barriers.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 6, 36, 187, 206, and 316 serve the station.

Future improvements and services[edit]

Great North Western Railway was given permission to run 6 trains per day from London to Blackpool North stopping at Queen's Park from 2018.[8] Queen's Park may be the service's terminus, as stopping patterns including permission to run the service beyond Queen's Park to London Euston, are dependent upon future infrastructural work to the West Coast Main Line.[8]

Queen's Park is planned to become a step-free station and the project will be completed in 2019.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platforms 5 and 6 at Queen's Park have no regular service.
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ "Bakerloo Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  5. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 
  6. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 66 & Network Rail Working TimeTable CB01, 8 December 2013 - 17 May 2014 (Network Rail)
  7. ^ a b c Topham, Gwyn. "Virgin has a rival: GNWR to run London to Blackpool west coast rail service". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Step-free Access - Transport for London

External links[edit]

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West Coast Main Line
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