Ickenham London Underground
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Ickenham is located in Greater London
Ickenham
Ickenham
Location of Ickenham in Greater London
LocationIckenham
Local authorityHillingdon
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes
Fare zone6
OSIWest Ruislip London Underground National Rail
London Underground annual entry and exit
2016Decrease 1.17 million[1]
2017Increase 1.17 million[1]
2018Decrease 1.13 million[2]
2019Decrease 1.12 million[3]
2020Decrease 0.55 million[4]
Railway companies
Original companyMetropolitan Railway
Key dates
4 July 1904Line opened
25 September 1905Station opened
1 March 1910District service commences
23 October 1933District line service replaced by Piccadilly line
Other information
External links
WGS8451°33′43″N 0°26′31″W / 51.56194°N 0.44194°W / 51.56194; -0.44194Coordinates: 51°33′43″N 0°26′31″W / 51.56194°N 0.44194°W / 51.56194; -0.44194
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Ickenham is a London Underground station located in Ickenham in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, between Ruislip and Hillingdon stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 6.

History

Westbound platform looking east towards Ruislip
Westbound platform looking east towards Ruislip

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line through Ickenham between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on 4 July 1904 with, initially, the only intermediate stop being at Ruislip. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrification was completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905.

Progressive development in the north Middlesex area over the next two decades led to the gradual opening of additional stations along the Uxbridge branch to encourage the growth of new residential areas. On 25 September 1905 a small halt was opened as Ickenham Halt by the Metropolitan Railway, following lobbying by the Ickenham Parish Council. The railway company had been reluctant to open a station in the area due to a perceived lack of revenue and so a compromise was reached with the halt.[5]

The new halt brought with it travellers from London seeking a day out in rural surroundings. Villagers living near the halt sold flowers from their gardens and served teas.[5] The parish council later requested shelters for passengers on the platforms, which were built in December 1905. A booking hut followed in 1910.[6] The platforms, which had been too short for trains to call at fully, were extended in 1922.[7]

On 1 March 1910, an extension of the District line from South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened, enabling District line trains to serve stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge from that date. On 23 October 1933 District line services were replaced by Piccadilly line trains.

The station was rebuilt into its present form between 1970 and 1971 replacing the 'halt' structures dating from 1905.[8]

In 2018, it was announced that the station would gain step free access by 2022, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[9]

Services

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.[10]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[10]

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[10]

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[10]

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).[11]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[11]

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[11]

Connections

London Buses routes U10 and 278 serve the station.

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. ^ a b Bowlt, Eileen. M. (1996). Ickenham & Harefield Past. London: Historical Publications. ISBN 978-0-948667-36-7.
  6. ^ "The Arrival of Public Transport The Metropolitan Railway". Ickenham Online. Archived from the original on 14 July 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  7. ^ "The Suburb That Never Was!". Ickenham Online. Archived from the original on 24 April 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Underground News". London Underground Railway Society. 705: 510. September 2020.
  9. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "CULG – Metropolitan Line". Davros.org. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  11. ^ 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)
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