West Hampstead tube station

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West Hampstead London Underground
West Hampstead Tube.jpg
West Hampstead is located in Greater London
West Hampstead
West Hampstead
Location of West Hampstead in Greater London
LocationWest Hampstead
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
OSIWest Hampstead London Overground
West Hampstead Thameslink National Rail[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 10.16 million[2]
2014Increase 10.59 million[2]
2015Increase 11.16 million[2]
2016Decrease 11.04 million[2]
2017Increase 11.80 million[2]
Key dates
1879Opened (MR)
1939Start (Bakerloo line)
1979End (Bakerloo line)
1979Start (Jubilee line)
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS8451°32′49″N 0°11′26″W / 51.54694°N 0.19056°W / 51.54694; -0.19056Coordinates: 51°32′49″N 0°11′26″W / 51.54694°N 0.19056°W / 51.54694; -0.19056
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Stations in West Hampstead
London Overground London Overground station
National Rail Thameslink station
West Hampstead
Jubilee Line LU Jubilee line station
Jubilee LineMetropolitan Line Finchley Road
OSI: London Overground
Finchley Road
(MR) (1868–1927)
London Overground Finchley Road & Frognal
OSI: Jubilee LineMetropolitan Line

West Hampstead is a London Underground Jubilee line station in West Hampstead. It is on West End Lane between Broadhurst Gardens and Blackburn Road and is in Travelcard Zone 2. It lies between Kilburn and Finchley Road tube stations. It is 100m from West Hampstead station on the London Overground North London Line and 200m from West Hampstead Thameslink station.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 30 June 1879 by the Metropolitan Railway (now the Metropolitan line) when it extended its tracks from Swiss Cottage. The station acted as the temporary terminus of the branch until it was further extended to Willesden Green on 24 November 1879. The original station had two tracks with facing platforms; the booking office was to the south of the current surface building location with separate stairs to each platform. Consequential to the extension of the Great Central Railway displacing the Metropolitan Railway toward the north this construction was replaced by an island platform overlapping the position of the previous Up platform [3].

On 20 November 1939 most stopping services were transferred to the Bakerloo line when it took over operations on the Stanmore branch; at this time the platform was rebuilt in the Underground's standard style, but the station building was retained. Stopping services were transferred to the Jubilee line on 1 May 1979.[4] Metropolitan line services run past the station on their own tracks either side of the Jubilee Line having not served the station (a few trains in the early morning and late at night) since the connection between the Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines at Finchley Road was removed as part of the preparation for automatic operation of the Jubilee Line.

Access and interchanges[edit]

The station is not accessible by wheelchair. Facilities include an automatic ticket machine, two quick ticket machines, a ticket booth, countdown timers, a waiting room and both male and female toilets.

Most maps show the three stations as connections. Through ticketing is allowed.

Development[edit]

There are proposals for a new West Hampstead interchange linking all three stations in the area, and additionally serving two further lines that currently pass through the site. In 2008 it was proposed that the North and West London Light Railway could serve the station.[5]

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Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 139, 328 and C11 serve the station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out-of-Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:1056 mapping, 1893-1895 accessed via National Library of Scotland (nls.ac.uk)
  4. ^ Douglas Rose (1999), The London Underground: a Diagrammatic History, Capital Transport Publishing, ISBN 1-85414-219-4
  5. ^ "Reducing Car Use: Proposals for a Brent Cross Railway" (PDF). London Campaign for Better Transport. 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939–1979)
Metropolitan line
(to 1939 then limited services to c.2010)
towards Baker Street or Aldgate