Preston Road tube station

Preston Road is a London Underground station on the Metropolitan line in the London Borough of Brent. It lies between Northwick Park and Wembley Park and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It serves the local area of Preston in Wembley and parts of Kenton.

Preston Road London Underground
Preston Road Tube Station.jpg
Station entrance
Preston Road is located in Greater London
Preston Road
Preston Road
Location of Preston Road in Greater London
LocationPreston
Local authorityLondon Borough of Brent
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Decrease 3.31 million[1]
2017Increase 3.63 million[1]
2018Decrease 3.22 million[2]
2019Increase 3.23 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.03 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyMetropolitan Railway
Key dates
2 August 1880Metropolitan Railway passes through here en route to Harrow
21 May 1908Opened as Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton, to serve the local clay pigeon shooting site for that year's Olympic Games
Unknown dateRenamed Preston Road
19 July 1908Line electrified
22 November 1931Southbound platform resited
3 January 1932Northbound platform resited
Other information
External links
WGS8451°34′20″N 0°17′43″W / 51.57222°N 0.29528°W / 51.57222; -0.29528Coordinates: 51°34′20″N 0°17′43″W / 51.57222°N 0.29528°W / 51.57222; -0.29528
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It is served by 'slow' (all stations) trains only (fast and semi-fast trains do not stop at stations between Wembley Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill).

HistoryEdit

The Metropolitan Railway was extended from Willesden Green to Harrow on 2 August 1880, but originally there were no stations between Neasden and Harrow. A station on the eastern side of the Preston Road bridge was opened on 21 May 1908, and was originally named Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton; it was later renamed Preston Road. During 1931–32, it was re-sited on the opposite side of the road bridge, and the work was carried out in two stages: the southbound platform was re-sited on 22 November 1931, and the northbound on 3 January 1932.[5][6]

DecorationsEdit

 
Horticultural displays on the island platform at Preston Road

The horticultural displays on the platform have won many awards over the years, but fell into disrepair for some years. With the current refurbishment of the station the floral decorations have since been revived, providing a cheerful touch of colour and a point of interest to entertain the traveller in the wait between trains.

ServicesEdit

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 2tph Northbound to Amersham (all stations)
  • 2tph Northbound to Chesham (all stations)
  • 8tph Northbound to Uxbridge (all stations)
  • 4tph Northbound to Watford (all stations)
  • 4tph Southbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 12tph Southbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 2tph Northbound (morning peak only) to Amersham (all stations)
  • 2pth Northbound (morning peak only) to Chesham (all stations)
  • 10tph Northbound to Uxbridge (all stations)
  • 4tph Southbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 12tph Southbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)

Note that during evening peaks, services to Amersham or Chesham from Preston Road or Northwick Park require a change at Harrow-On-The-Hill.

During the morning peak (06:30 to 09:30), Fast services from Amersham and Chesham run non-stop southbound only between Moor Park, Harrow-On-The-Hill and Finchley Road whilst Semi-fast services from Watford and Uxbridge run non-stop southbound only between Harrow-On-The-Hill and Finchley Road. During the evening peak (16:30-19:30), Fast and Semi-fast services, which operate northbound only call additionally at Wembley Park.[7]

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 79, 204 and 223 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. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 191. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  6. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0.
  7. ^ a b c Working Timetable 340 Metropolitan Line. Transport for London. 2017. p. 4.

GalleryEdit

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Watford or Uxbridge
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Metropolitan line
Shuttle
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
  Former services