South Hampstead railway station

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South Hampstead London Overground
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South Hampstead is located in Greater London
South Hampstead
South Hampstead
Location of South Hampstead in Greater London
Location South Hampstead
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Grid reference TQ263840
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code SOH
DfT category E
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
National Rail annual entry and exit
2012–13 Decrease 0.573 million[1]
2013–14 Increase 0.675 million[1]
2014–15 Decrease 0.672 million[1]
2015–16 Decrease 0.456 million[1]
2016–17 Decrease 0.423 million[1]
Key dates
2 June 1879 Opened as Loudon Road
1 January 1917 Closed
10 July 1922 Reopened as South Hampstead
? 1960s Main Line platforms demolished
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°32′27″N 0°10′49″W / 51.5408°N 0.1802°W / 51.5408; -0.1802Coordinates: 51°32′27″N 0°10′49″W / 51.5408°N 0.1802°W / 51.5408; -0.1802
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South Hampstead railway station is on Loudoun Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is about 550 yards (500 m) south west of Swiss Cottage Underground station.[2] It opened in 1879 as "Loudon Road station" and acquired its present name in 1922. Two platforms on the Euston to Watford DC Line remain; those on the slow main lines were largely demolished in the 1960s. During the West Coast Main Line electrification the original LNWR street building was replaced by one in the 1960s "brick lavatory" style and a new station footbridge was constructed. Traces of the removed station canopies and older footbridge can be seen in the brickwork of the retaining walls on both sides of the line.

South Hampstead station was evocatively described by Sir John Betjeman in his First and Last Loves, 1952.


The typical service is three trains per hour to London Euston, and three trains per hour to Watford Junction, calling at all stations, although this reduces to two trains per hour in the early morning and late evenings. Three trains per hour each way also run on Sundays.[3]


London Buses route 31 and night route N28 and N31 serve the station.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Google (2012-07-17). "Walking directions to Swiss Cottage tube station from South Hampstead railway station" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 60 (Network Rail)

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Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
Watford DC Line
Disused railways
Kilburn High Road   North London-Watford Link
(LNWR suburban system)
  Primrose Hill