West Hampstead Thameslink railway station
|West Hampstead Thameslink|
|Local authority||London Borough of Camden|
|Number of platforms||4|
|OSI||West Hampstead |
West Hampstead 
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|– interchange||0.972 million|
|– interchange||0.997 million|
|– interchange||1.091 million|
|– interchange||0.960 million|
|– interchange||0.998 million|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 March 1871||Opened as West End for Kilburn and Hampstead|
|1 July 1903||Renamed West End|
|1 April 1904||Renamed West End and Brondesbury|
|1 September 1905||Renamed West Hampstead|
|25 September 1950||Renamed West Hampstead Midland|
|16 May 1988||Renamed West Hampstead Thameslink|
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West Hampstead Thameslink is a National Rail station on the Midland Main Line and is served by Thameslink trains as part of the Thameslink route between Kentish Town and Cricklewood. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.
The station was built by the Midland Railway on its extension to St. Pancras, to serve the newly developed area around the hamlet of West End. It opened on 1 March 1871, and was originally named West End for Kilburn and Hampstead.
It was renamed several times: to West End on 1 July 1903; to West End and Brondesbury on 1 April 1904; to West Hampstead on 1 September 1905; West Hampstead Midland on 25 September 1950; and finally West Hampstead Thameslink on 16 May 1988. It was popular for many years for people taking a day out on Hampstead Heath and those visiting the chalybeate springs in Hampstead itself.
Oyster Pay as you go was introduced in late 2007.
|Stations in West Hampstead|
Additional trains from destinations across the larger Thameslink network may call at the station from 2018.
The current off-peak service in trains per hour is:
- 2 tph to Bedford (non-stop to St Albans City)
- 2 tph to Luton (semi-fast)
- 4 tph to St Albans City (all stations)
- 2 tph to Brighton via Gatwick Airport
- 2 tph to Rainham via Greenwich and Dartford
- 4 tph to Sutton (2 of these run via Mitcham Junction and 2 run via Wimbledon)
The station is also served during the night by an hourly service between Bedford and Three Bridges.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Dudding Hill Line
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