Kingsbury London Underground
Entrance on Kingsbury Road
Kingsbury
Kingsbury
Location of Kingsbury in Greater London
LocationKingsbury
Local authorityLondon Borough of Brent
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes
Fare zone4
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Increase 4.97 million[1]
2016Increase 5.12 million[1]
2017Increase 5.22 million[1]
2018Decrease 4.73 million[2]
2019Decrease 4.55 million[3]
Railway companies
Original companyMetropolitan Railway
Key dates
10 December 1932Opened
Other information
External links
WGS8451°35′05″N 0°16′43″W / 51.5847°N 0.2786°W / 51.5847; -0.2786Coordinates: 51°35′05″N 0°16′43″W / 51.5847°N 0.2786°W / 51.5847; -0.2786
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Kingsbury is a London Underground station in northwest London, England. It is on the Jubilee line, in Zone 4, in the borough of Brent.

Although now only served by deep-level tube trains, the section of line serving the station is built to surface gauge, and trains to that larger LU loading gauge occasionally pass through.

History

Kingsbury station, London Underground 2000.
Kingsbury station, London Underground 2000.

It was opened on 10 December 1932 as part of the Stanmore branch of the Metropolitan Railway and served by that company's electric trains. After the formation of London Transport in 1933 this branch became part of the LU Metropolitan line and was later transferred to the Bakerloo line in 1939 then to the Jubilee line in 1979. The design style is similar to that of other Metropolitan Railway buildings of the same period rather than to the concrete and glass style used at the same time by the LER group. In common with other nearby Metropolitan Railway stations (e.g. Harrow-on-the-Hill, Neasden, Queensbury) there is an element of fiction in the station name; the area is properly within the eastern extent of Kenton (Kingsbury Road at this point was originally part of the eastern end of Kenton Lane) and Kingsbury proper is actually closer to Neasden LU station.

Location

The station entrance is in a parade of shops on the south side of the A4006 Kingsbury Road, opposite Berkeley Road.

Connections

London Buses routes 79, 183, 204 and 324, night route N98 and non-TFL route 644 serve the station.

References

  1. ^ a b c "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.

Gallery

  • Close-up of station entrance
    Close-up of station entrance
  • The northbound platform facing north
    The northbound platform facing north
  • The northbound platform
    The northbound platform
  • The northbound platform facing south
    The northbound platform facing south
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station Queensburytowards StanmoreJubilee lineWembley Parktowards Stratford   Former services   Queensburytowards StanmoreMetropolitan lineStanmore branch (1932–1939)Wembley Parktowards Baker Street or Aldgate Queensburytowards StanmoreBakerloo lineStanmore branch (1939–1979)Wembley Parktowards Elephant & Castle