Kentish Town West London Overground
Kentish Town West
Kentish Town West
Location of Kentish Town West in Greater London
LocationKentish Town
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeKTW
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
OSIKentish Town London Underground National Rail[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2015–16Decrease 2.011 million[2]
2016–17Increase 2.026 million[2]
2017–18Decrease 1.962 million[2]
2018–19Increase 2.051 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 1.866 million[2]
Key dates
1 April 1867 (1867-04-01)Opened as Kentish Town
2 June 1924Renamed Kentish Town West
18 April 1971Closed due to fire
5 October 1981Reopened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°32′48″N 0°08′48″W / 51.5468°N 0.1468°W / 51.5468; -0.1468Coordinates: 51°32′48″N 0°08′48″W / 51.5468°N 0.1468°W / 51.5468; -0.1468
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Kentish Town West railway station, on the North London Line, is in Prince of Wales Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground.


The station opened on 1 April 1867 as "Kentish Town", was renamed "Kentish Town West" on 2 June 1924, and closed after a serious fire on 18 April 1971. Despite an announcement in 1976 that the station would not reopen, it was rebuilt and re-opened on 5 October 1981 under British Rail.[3][4]

To allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford closed in February 2010, and reopened on 1 June 2010, in order to install a new signalling system and to extend 30 platforms. After the reopening the work continued until May 2011 with a reduced service and none on Sundays.[5]


The station is managed by London Overground, which also operates all services from the station. The basic weekday service is six trains per hour in each direction, calling at every station. Four are Richmond to Stratford North London Line services, the remaining two are West London Line services between Clapham Junction and Stratford (the latter do not run in the very late evening).[6]

Services are formed of Class 378 Capitalstar electric multiple units, which replaced the older Class 313 EMUs.

Preceding station   London Overground   Following station Gospel Oaktowards Richmond or Clapham JunctionNorth London LineCamden Roadtowards Stratford


London Buses routes 46 and 393 serve the station.

See also


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ Joe Brown (2006). London Railway Atlas. Ian Allan Publishing.
  4. ^ Vic Mitchell and Keith Smith (1997). North London Line. Middleton Press.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  6. ^ Table 59 National Rail timetable, May 2016