Dollis Hill London Underground
Dollis Hill stn north entrance.JPG
Northern entrance
Dollis Hill is located in Greater London
Dollis Hill
Dollis Hill
Location of Dollis Hill in Greater London
LocationDollis Hill
Local authorityLondon Borough of Brent
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Increase 4.18 million[1]
2017Increase 4.26 million[1]
2018Decrease 3.90 million[2]
2019Increase 4.02 million[3]
2020Decrease 2.75 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyMetropolitan Railway
Key dates
1 October 1909Opened as Dollis Hill
1931Renamed Dollis Hill and Gladstone Park
1933Renamed Dollis Hill
20 November 1939Bakerloo line service introduced
7 December 1940Metropolitan line service ceased
1 May 1979Bakerloo line service replaced by Jubilee line
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′07″N 0°14′19″W / 51.55194°N 0.23861°W / 51.55194; -0.23861Coordinates: 51°33′07″N 0°14′19″W / 51.55194°N 0.23861°W / 51.55194; -0.23861
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Dollis Hill is a London Underground station at Dollis Hill near to Willesden and Gladstone Park of the London Borough of Brent. It is on the Jubilee line, between Willesden Green and Neasden stations and is in Travelcard Zone 3.[5] Metropolitan line trains pass through the station without stopping here.

The station has no surface buildings.[6]

History

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One set of the enamel panels in the subway designed by Amanda Duncan
One set of the enamel panels in the subway designed by Amanda Duncan

The station opened on 1 October 1909 as part of the Metropolitan line. From 20 November 1939 it was on the Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line and was transferred to the Jubilee line in 1979. It has two exits.

In 1995 four sets of enamel panels designed by Amanda Duncan were installed in the subway between the north and south exits. The panels show maps of the Dollis Hill area at different dates from the 16th to the 20th century, juxtaposed with interpretations of classical star maps.

The station was refurbished in 2007 with the addition of new lighting, tiling and additional security cameras. The station was also repainted.

Services and connections

Train frequencies vary throughout the day but generally operate every 3–6 minutes between 05:56 and 00:30 in both directions.[7][8]

London Bus routes 6, 52, 98, 226, 260, 266, 297, 302 and 460, and night route N98 serve the station.[9] Furthermore, routes 6, 52, 266 and 297 are 24-hour services.[9]

Trivia

Dollis Hill was frequently mentioned in the humorous game Mornington Crescent, featured on the radio comedy show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Traditionally, the playing of Dollis Hill starts a "Dollis Hill Loop", meaning that every subsequent move made by any player must be to Dollis Hill. Various ingenious ways to break the loop have been invented by Mornington Crescent players in the past.[citation needed]

References

  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. ^ Standard Tube Map (PDF) (Map). Not to scale. Transport for London. January 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 January 2022. Retrieved 13 January 2022.
  6. ^ Tube Facts - Tube Stations that have no surface buildings
  7. ^ "Jubilee line timetable: From Dollis Hill Underground Station to Neasden Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Jubilee line timetable: From Dollis Hill Underground Station to Willesden Green Underground Station". Transport for London. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Buses from Willesden and Dollis Hill" (PDF). Transport for London. November 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
Preceding station Underground no-text.svg London Underground Following station
Neasden
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line Willesden Green
towards Stratford
Former services
Preceding station Underground no-text.svg London Underground Following station
Neasden
towards Stanmore
Metropolitan line
Stanmore branch (1932–1939)
Willesden Green
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939–1979)
Willesden Green