Hillingdon London Underground
Interior of the station entrance
Hillingdon is located in Greater London
Location of Hillingdon in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hillingdon
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2018Decrease 1.72 million[2]
2019Decrease 1.65 million[3]
2020Decrease 0.84 million[4]
2021Decrease 0.75 million[5]
2022Increase 1.33 million[6]
Key dates
4 July 1904Line opened (Metropolitan)
10 December 1923Opened (Metropolitan & District)
23 October 1933End (District)
23 October 1933Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964Goods yard closed
6 December 1992Station reopened at new location
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′14″N 0°27′00″W / 51.5538°N 0.45°W / 51.5538; -0.45
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Hillingdon tube station is a London Underground station in North Hillingdon in the London Borough of Hillingdon, West London. Located between Uxbridge and Ickenham, it is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is the penultimate station on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and the Piccadilly line. Resited in 1992, it is also the most recently constructed station on the Metropolitan line.


The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow & Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge; this was opened on 4 July 1904, with an intermediate station at Ruislip. At first services were operated by steam trains, before electrification was completed on 1 January 1905.

The original station building, 1933

Development in north Middlesex over the next two decades led to the opening of additional stations to encourage the growth of new residential areas. Hillingdon was the last of these to open, on 10 December 1923, with Metropolitan and District line services.

On 23 October 1933, the District line service was replaced by the Piccadilly line. Between the mid-1930s and the mid-1950s the station was named Hillingdon (Swakeleys), a name which is still displayed on the platform roundels. The goods yard closed in August 1964.[7]

The current station roundel still has its original station name. "Swakeleys" is a reference to the nearby junction on the A40 Western Avenue.

New station in 1990s

To enable the widening of the A40 (Western Avenue) at Hillingdon Circus, the old station was demolished and a new station built to the south. Designed by architects Cassidy Taggart Partnership in a deconstructivism design, the new station opened to the south of the original on 6 December 1992. Widely acclaimed, the station received a 1996 Civic Trust Award for its design[8] and the 1994 Underground Station of the Year award.[9] The station was identified in July 2011 as one of the London Borough of Hillingdon's locally listed buildings.[10]

The station has a car park and is accessible for those with disabilities without using stairs or escalators. It is staffed, but the ticket office was closed in July 2015. Next-train indicators were installed in the ticket hall and on both platforms during May 2016; this coincided with works aimed at improving the station, including cleaning the glass station canopy and sealing off areas of the roof to deter nesting birds.

In September 2019, a fight on the platform led to the murder of 20 year old Tashan Daniel. His two assailants were convicted of murder and manslaughter.[11]


Metropolitan line

The Metropolitan line is the only line to operate an express service, though currently for Metropolitan Line trains on the Uxbridge branch this is eastbound only in the morning peaks (06:30 to 09:30) Monday to Friday.[12]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

Piccadilly line

Between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge there is no Piccadilly Line service before approximately 06:30 (Monday - Friday) and 08:45 (Saturday - Sunday), except for one early morning departure from Uxbridge at 05:18 (Monday - Saturday) and 06:46 (Sunday).[13]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[13]

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[13]



  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. April 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 14 January 2023. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  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.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2022. Transport for London. 4 October 2023. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  7. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617.
  8. ^ "Hillingdon Underground Station | Civic Trust Awards". Civic Trust Awards. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  9. ^ Coombs, Dan (13 June 2011). "Tube station among Hillingdon buildings to get protection". Uxbridge Gazette. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Hillingdon Underground Station". London Borough of Hillingdon. July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Tashan Daniel's Tube station killers lodge appeals". BBC News. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  12. ^ a b c d "CULG - Metropolitan Line". davros.org.
  13. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Preceding station London Underground Following station
Metropolitan line
Uxbridge branch
Piccadilly line Ickenham
Former services
Preceding station London Underground Following station
District line
towards Upminster