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Brondesbury is on the North London Line, on a viaduct crossing Kilburn High Road in the Brondesbury area of Kilburn in the London Borough of Brent in north-west London.

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Brondesbury is located in Greater London
Brondesbury
Brondesbury
Location of Brondesbury in Greater London
LocationKilburn
Local authorityLondon Borough of Brent
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeBSY
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
OSIKilburn London Underground[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 2.722 million[2]
2014–15Increase 2.810 million[2]
2015–16Decrease 2.710 million[2]
2016–17Decrease 2.658 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 2.558 million[2]
Railway companies
Original companyHampstead Junction Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
2 January 1860Opened as Edgeware Road (Kilburn)
1 November 1865Renamed Edgware Road
1 January 1872Renamed Edgware Road and Brondesbury
1 January 1873Renamed Brondesbury (Edgware Road)
1 May 1883Renamed Brondesbury
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′42″N 0°12′07″W / 51.5451°N 0.202°W / 51.5451; -0.202Coordinates: 51°32′42″N 0°12′07″W / 51.5451°N 0.202°W / 51.5451; -0.202
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It is approximately 200 metres south-east of Kilburn station and half a mile north-west of Kilburn High Road station.

Ticket barriers are now in operation.

HistoryEdit

 
Brondesbury Station in 1961

Brondesbury station opened on 2 January 1860 as Edgeware [sic] Road (Kilburn) station on the Hampstead Junction Railway.[3] It was renamed several times: Edgware Road on 1 November 1865,[3] Edgware Road and Brondesbury on 1 January 1872,[3] Brondesbury (Edgware Road) on 1 January 1873,[3][4] Brondesbury on 1 May 1883.[4][5][6] A signal box was in use at the station until 5 February 1962.[7]

A number of plans were put forward between 1890 and 1926 to build an underground railway along the Edgware Road, and would have seen the construction of a Tube station at Brondesbury. None of the schemes succeeded and no such line was ever built.[8]

ServicesEdit

Brondesbury currently has the following London Overground (North London Line) services, which are operated by Class 378 trainsets.[9]

Off-peak:

Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
North London Line
towards Stratford

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 16, 32, 189, 316, 332 and 632 and night route N16 serve the station.[10]

Future improvementsEdit

Brondesbury was planned to become a step-free station and the project will be completed in 2017.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLS). Transport for London. 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ a b c d Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 89. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 46
  5. ^ History.ac.uk
  6. ^ Joe Brown (November 2006). London Railway Atlas. Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing. p. 21, section A2. ISBN 0-7110-3137-1. 0611/3.
  7. ^ Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (1997). North London Line (Broad Street to Willesden Jn. via Hampstead Heath. MP Middleton Press.
  8. ^ Badsey-Ellis, Antony (2005). London's Lost Tube Schemes. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-293-3.
  9. ^ Table 59 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  10. ^ "Bus routes from Brondesbury" (PDF). (435 KB)
  11. ^ Step-free Access - Transport for London

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