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South Kenton station

South Kenton is a National Rail suburban rail station in Kenton, north-west London. The station is served by suburban services operated by Arriva Rail London and London Underground Limited (LUL) services. It is on both the London Overground Watford DC line and Bakerloo line between Kenton to the north, and North Wembley to the south. It is located between The Link in the Sudbury Court Estate of North Wembley, and Windermere Grove in Kenton, in the Wembley postal area.

South Kenton London Underground London Overground
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South Kenton is located in Greater London
South Kenton
South Kenton
Location of South Kenton in Greater London
LocationKenton
Local authorityLondon Borough of Brent
Managed byLondon Underground Limited (LUL)[1]
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeSOK
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Increase 1.02 million[2]
2014Increase 1.10 million[2]
2015Decrease 0.96 million[2]
2016Increase 1.17 million[2]
2017Increase 1.21 million[2]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2013–14Increase 0.314 million[3]
2014–15Increase 0.357 million[3]
2015–16Increase 0.592 million[3]
2016–17Increase 0.593 million[3]
2017–18Decrease 0.570 million[3]
Key dates
1933Opened
Other information
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WGS8451°34′15″N 0°18′31″W / 51.5708°N 0.3087°W / 51.5708; -0.3087Coordinates: 51°34′15″N 0°18′31″W / 51.5708°N 0.3087°W / 51.5708; -0.3087
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HistoryEdit

 
West Coast Main Line south of Kenton in 1955

The station opened on 3 July 1933 with access from both sides of the railway via a footbridge to the single island platform serving only the Euston-Watford DC line; this footbridge (which started at the bottom of the embankment) was later replaced by a pedestrian tunnel, cutting out a long climb for passengers entering the station. The station designed by the architect William Henry Hamlyn[4] was built in a more modern "concrete and glass" style construction including a "streamlined" waiting room rather than the brick and woodwork LNWR stations elsewhere on the DC line.

The station todayEdit

The station is an island platform and Bakerloo line train doors are not level with it. Therefore, there is a downward step to the train from the platform. The ticket office is at platform level and occupies the north end of the streamlined 1933 building. It is one of the very few stations served by London Underground which has no ticket gates and due to the restrictive layout here there are no plans for these to be installed in the immediate future. There is no wheelchair access.

ServicesEdit

There are regular London Underground trains on the Bakerloo line heading southbound towards Central London and Elephant & Castle and northbound to Harrow & Wealdstone.

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is the London Overground service every 20 minutes to London Euston southbound and to Watford Junction northbound. The service is every 30 mins evenings and Sundays.

Preceding station       London Overground   Following station
Watford DC Line
towards Euston
  London Underground
Bakerloo line

ConnectionsEdit

London Buses route 223 serve the station.

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. ^ a b c d e "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Lawrence, David (2018). British Rail Architecture 1948-97. Crecy Publishing Ltd. p. 33. ISBN 9780860936855.

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