Queen's Park station (England)

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Queen's Park London Underground London Overground
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Queen's Park is located in Greater London
Queen's Park
Queen's Park
Location of Queen's Park in Greater London
LocationQueen's Park
Local authorityLondon Borough of Brent
Grid referenceTQ245832
Managed byLondon Underground[1]
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeQPW
DfT categoryC2
Number of platforms6 (4 operational)[2]
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013No Data[3]
2014No Data[3]
2015No Data[3]
2016No Data[3]
2017No Data[3]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 4.309 million[4]
2014–15Increase 4.809 million[4]
2015–16Decrease 3.001 million[4]
2016–17Decrease 2.931 million[4]
2017–18Decrease 2.927 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
2 June 1879 (1879-06-02)Opened as Queen's Park (West Kilburn)
11 February 1915Bakerloo line service introduced
December 1954Renamed Queen's Park
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′02″N 0°12′23″W / 51.5339°N 0.2063°W / 51.5339; -0.2063Coordinates: 51°32′02″N 0°12′23″W / 51.5339°N 0.2063°W / 51.5339; -0.2063
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

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).

History[edit]

The station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.[5]

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915.[6] 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.[6]

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.[7] Main line services, operated by Grand Central, were scheduled to resume in 2018, but these plans have currently not come to fruition.[8]

Station layout[edit]

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.

Services[edit]

Queen's Park is served by a mixture of trains operated by London Overground London Underground on the Bakerloo line. The current off-peak service is:

London Underground (Bakerloo Line)[edit]

11 tph from Elephant & Castle terminate at Queen's Park.

London Overground[edit]

London Overground services increase to 4 tph during the peak periods.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 6, 36, 187, 206, and 316 serve the station.

Future improvements[edit]

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, but these plans have yet to come to fruition.[8] 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.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platforms 5 and 6 at Queen's Park have no regular service.
  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. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ "Bakerloo Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
  5. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  6. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 66 & Network Rail Working TimeTable CB01, 8 December 2013 - 17 May 2014 (Network Rail)
  7. ^ a b c Topham, Gwyn. "Virgin has a rival: GNWR to run London to Blackpool west coast rail service". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2015.

External links[edit]

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