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Queensbury is a London Underground station in Queensbury, London. It is on the Jubilee line, between Canons Park and Kingsbury, and in Travelcard Zone 4.

Queensbury London Underground
Queensbury station entrance.JPG
Queensbury is located in Greater London
Queensbury
Queensbury
Location of Queensbury in Greater London
LocationQueensbury
Local authorityBrent
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 3.85 million[1]
2014Increase 4.20 million[1]
2015Increase 4.53 million[1]
2016Increase 4.68 million[1]
2017Decrease 4.65 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyMetropolitan Railway
Key dates
1934Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°35′39″N 0°17′10″W / 51.59417°N 0.28621°W / 51.59417; -0.28621Coordinates: 51°35′39″N 0°17′10″W / 51.59417°N 0.28621°W / 51.59417; -0.28621
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HistoryEdit

The station opened on 16 December 1934, two years after the neighbouring stations, as part of the Metropolitan line and with its branch was transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939, and then the Jubilee line in 1979.

The name Queensbury did not, when it was chosen, refer to any pre-existing area. It was coined by analogy with the adjacent Kingsbury station. Most of the locale now known as Queensbury is actually to the north-west of the tube station, in the London Borough of Harrow, just across the borough border from the tube station, which is in the London Borough of Brent.

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses routes 79, 114, 288 and 324, night route N98 and non-TFL routes 614 and 644 serve the station.

The Hive StadiumEdit

Since 2013 and together with Canons Park station, Queensbury station is the next Tube station for "The Hive Stadium", the new football ground of Barnet FC, that is located 400 metres north along the railroad tracks.

TriviaEdit

The station, and its local surroundings and characters were cited in the song "Queensbury Station" by the Berlin-based punk-jazz band The Magoo Brothers on their album "Beyond Believable", released on the Bouncing Corporation label in 1988. The song was written by Paul Bonin and Melanie Hickford, who both grew up and lived in the area.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ https://mgonline.gema.de/werke/detail.do?title=QUEENSBURY+STATION&dbkey=540612[permanent dead link] GEMA database listing for Queensbury Station song, work no.: 2181020-001

GalleryEdit

Preceding station     London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
towards Stanmore
Metropolitan line
Stanmore branch (1934-1939)
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)