Belsize Park tube station

Belsize Park is a London Underground station in Belsize Park, north-west London. It is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Chalk Farm and Hampstead stations, and is in fare zone 2. It stands at the northern end of Haverstock Hill. In July 2011 it became a Grade II listed building.[6]

Belsize Park London Underground
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Belsize Park is located in Greater London
Belsize Park
Belsize Park
Location of Belsize Park in Greater London
LocationBelsize Park
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Increase 6.48 million[1]
2017Decrease 6.24 million[1]
2018Decrease 5.78 million[2]
2019Decrease 5.68 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.77 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyCharing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway
Key dates
22 June 1907Station opened
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1401089[5]
Added to list20 July 2011; 10 years ago (2011-07-20)
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′01″N 0°09′52″W / 51.55028°N 0.16444°W / 51.55028; -0.16444Coordinates: 51°33′01″N 0°09′52″W / 51.55028°N 0.16444°W / 51.55028; -0.16444
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The Royal Free Hospital is located a short distance to the north of the station.

It is the only London Underground station with the letter ‘z’ in its name.

HistoryEdit

 
Station entrance in 1960

The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway as an intermediate station on its line from Charing Cross to Golders Green. It is served by three lifts which descend 33.2 metres (109 ft) to the platforms. The platforms can also be reached by stairs; there are 219 steps according to the sign in the station.

The station was designed by Leslie Green in "Modern Style" and has his familiar facade of ox-blood faience with five round arched windows.[7] It remained largely untouched until the late 1980s when the lifts were replaced and a new ticketing system installed.

Deep-level air-raid shelterEdit

 
Belsize Park deep level shelter

Belsize Park is one of eight London Underground stations which have deep-level air-raid shelters underneath them.[8] The shelter was constructed in World War II to provide safe accommodation for service personnel. Entrances to the shelter are at the junction of Haverstock Hill and Downside Crescent and off Haverstock Hill.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 168 and C11 and night route N5 serve the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Historic England. "Belsize Park Underground Station including forecourt walls, gatepiers, gates and railings (1401089)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  6. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed at Grade II". English Heritage. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 September 2011.
  7. ^ "London Underground By Design by Mark Ovenden – review". The Guardian. 3 February 2013.
  8. ^ Emmerson, Andrew; Beard, Tony (2004). London's Secret Tubes. London: Capital Transport Publishing. ISBN 1-85414-283-6.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

Preceding station   London Underground Following station
Hampstead
towards Edgware
Northern line
Chalk Farm