Queensbury tube station

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Queensbury London Underground
Queensbury station entrance.JPG
Queensbury is located in Greater London
Queensbury
Queensbury
Location of Queensbury in Greater London
Location Queensbury
Local authority Brent
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 3.85 million[1]
2014 Increase 4.20 million[1]
2015 Increase 4.53 million[1]
2016 Increase 4.68 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
1934 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°35′39″N 0°17′10″W / 51.59417°N 0.28621°W / 51.59417; -0.28621Coordinates: 51°35′39″N 0°17′10″W / 51.59417°N 0.28621°W / 51.59417; -0.28621
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

Queensbury is a London Underground station in Queensbury, London. It is on the Jubilee line, between Canons Park and Kingsbury, and in Travelcard Zone 4.

History[edit]

The station opened on 16 December 1934, two years after the neighbouring stations, as part of the Metropolitan line and with its branch was transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939, and then the Jubilee line in 1979.

The name Queensbury did not, when it was chosen, refer to any pre-existing area. It was coined by analogy with the adjacent Kingsbury station. Most of the locale now known as Queensbury is actually to the north-west of the tube station, in the London Borough of Harrow, just across the borough border from the tube station, which is in the London Borough of Brent.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 79, 114, 288 and 324, night route N98 and non-TFL routes 614 and 644 serve the station.

The Hive Stadium[edit]

Since 2013 and together with Canons Park tube station, Queensbury Station is the next Tube station for "The Hive Stadium", the new football ground of Barnet FC, that is located 400 metres north along the railroad tracks.

Trivia[edit]

The station, and its local surroundings and characters were cited in the song "Queensbury Station" by the Berlin-based punk-jazz band The Magoo Brothers on their album "Beyond Believable", released on the Bouncing Corporation label in 1988. The song was written by Paul Bonin and Melanie Hickford, who both grew up and lived in the area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ https://mgonline.gema.de/werke/detail.do?title=QUEENSBURY+STATION&dbkey=540612[permanent dead link] GEMA database listing for Queensbury Station song, work no.: 2181020-001

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
towards Stanmore
Metropolitan line
Stanmore branch (1934-1939)
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)