Queens Park station (England)
|Local authority||London Borough of Brent|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||6 (4 operational)|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|Original company||London and North Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|2 June 1879||Opened as Queen's Park (West Kilburn)|
|11 February 1915||Bakerloo line service introduced|
|December 1954||Renamed Queen's Park|
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Queen's Park is a interchange station on the Watford DC line and Bakerloo line served by London Overground and Underground respectively. It is today widely considered to have an associated district, Queens Park. It is at the southern end of Salusbury Road, near the south-east corner of the public park from which the area has taken its name and in its early years hosted a ground of Queens Park Rangers F.C., today instead based close to White City and Shepherd's Bush. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2. In the 20th century the station and accordingly the immediate area dropped its descriptor (West Kilburn) which is well-known parent area, once a parish and so preserved by the Church of England and Hampstead and Kilburn (UK Parliament constituency).
Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915. 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.
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. Main line services, operated by Grand Central, were scheduled to resume in 2018.
All platforms at Queen's Park station are on the surface, the station being covered by a glazed roof. 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 with other continuing onward than continuing to Harrow & Wealdstone. All platforms are accessed through ticket barriers.
Future improvements and services
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. 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.
Queen's Park is planned to become a step-free station and the project will be completed in 2019.
- Platforms 5 and 6 at Queen's Park have no regular service.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- "Bakerloo Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
- Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 66 & Network Rail Working TimeTable CB01, 8 December 2013 - 17 May 2014 (Network Rail)
- Topham, Gwyn. "Virgin has a rival: GNWR to run London to Blackpool west coast rail service". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- Transport for London. "Step-free access". Transport for London.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Queen's Park station.|
- London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
towards Harrow & Wealdstone
towards Elephant & Castle
towards Watford Junction
|Watford DC Line||
|London and North Western Railway|