Queen's Park station (England)

Queen's Park is an interchange station on the Watford DC line and Bakerloo line served by London Overground and London Underground respectively. It lies at the southern end of Salusbury Road, near the south-east corner of the public park from which the area now known as Queens Park has taken its modern name. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2.

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
2015Decrease 5.77 million[3]
2016Decrease 5.64 million[3]
2017Increase 5.65 million[3]
2018Decrease 5.22 million[4]
2019Increase 5.41 million[5]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Decrease 3.001 million[6]
2016–17Decrease 2.931 million[6]
2017–18Decrease 2.927 million[6]
2018–19Decrease 2.856 million[6]
2019–20Increase 4.228 million[6]
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


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.[7]

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915.[8] 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.[8]

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.[9] Main line services, operated by Grand Central, were scheduled to resume in 2018, but these plans have been cancelled.[10]

Station layoutEdit

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 by stairs and although there is local pressure for step-free access there are no firm plans for lifts or escalators to be installed. The stairs are all behind the ticket barriers.


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 OvergroundEdit

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
Bakerloo line
    London Overground
Watford DC Line
towards Euston
  Historical railways  
London and North Western Railway


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

Future improvementsEdit

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.[10] 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.[10]


  1. ^ Platforms 5 and 6 at Queen's Park have no regular service.
  2. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  6. ^ "Bakerloo Line, Dates". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
  7. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History. Douglas Rose/Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  8. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 66 & Network Rail Working TimeTable CB01, 8 December 2013 - 17 May 2014 (Network Rail)
  9. ^ a b c Topham, Gwyn (7 August 2015). "Virgin has a rival: GNWR to run London to Blackpool west coast rail service". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2015.

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