South Hampstead railway station
South Hampstead railway station is on Loudoun Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is about 550 yards (500 m) south west of Swiss Cottage Underground station. It opened in 1879 as "Loudon Road station" and acquired its present name in 1922. Two platforms on the Euston to Watford DC Line remain; those on the slow main lines were largely demolished in the 1960s. During the West Coast Main Line electrification the original LNWR street building was replaced by one in the 1960s "brick lavatory" style and a new station footbridge was constructed. Traces of the removed station canopies and older footbridge can be seen in the brickwork of the retaining walls on both sides of the line.
|Local authority||London Borough of Camden|
|Managed by||London Overground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|National Rail annual entry and exit|
|2 June 1879||Opened as Loudon Road|
|1 January 1917||Closed|
|10 July 1922||Reopened as South Hampstead|
|? 1960s||Main Line platforms demolished|
|London transport portal|
South Hampstead station was evocatively described by Sir John Betjeman in his First and Last Loves, 1952.
The Chiltern Main Line crosses over the east end of the station on a bridge, briefly in open air between tunnelled sections on each side of the cutting.
- 4tph to Watford Junction calling at Kilburn High Road, Queens Park, Kensal Green, Willesden Junction, Harlesden, Stonebridge Park, Wembley Central, North Wembley, South Kenton, Kenton, Harrow & Wealdstone, Headstone Lane, Hatch End, Carpenders Park, Bushey and Watford High Street.
- 4tph to London Euston only.
- "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
- Google (17 July 2012). "Walking directions to Swiss Cottage tube station from South Hampstead railway station" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
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|Preceding station||London Overground||Following station|
towards Watford Junction
|Watford DC Line||
|Kilburn High Road||North London-Watford Link
(LNWR suburban system)