Location of Preston Road in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Brent|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||Metropolitan Railway|
|2 August 1880||Metropolitan Railway passes through here en route to Harrow|
|21 May 1908||Opened as Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton, to serve the local clay pigeon shooting site for that year's Olympic Games|
|Unknown date||Renamed Preston Road|
|19 July 1908||Line electrified|
|22 November 1931||Southbound platform resited|
|3 January 1932||Northbound platform resited|
Preston Road is a London Underground station on the Metropolitan line in the London Borough of Brent. It lies between Northwick Park and Wembley Park and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It serves the local area of Preston in Wembley and parts of Kenton.
It is served by 'slow' (all stations) trains only (fast and semi-fast trains do not stop at stations between Wembley Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill).
The Metropolitan Railway was extended from Willesden Green to Harrow on 2 August 1880, but originally there were no stations between Neasden and Harrow. A station on the eastern side of the Preston Road bridge was opened on 21 May 1908, and was originally named Preston Road Halt for Uxendon and Kenton; it was later renamed Preston Road. During 1931–32, it was re-sited on the opposite side of the road bridge, and the work was carried out in two stages: the southbound platform was re-sited on 22 November 1931, and the northbound on 3 January 1932.
The horticultural displays on the platform have won many awards over the years, but fell into disrepair for some years. With the current refurbishment of the station the floral decorations have since been revived, providing a cheerful touch of colour and a point of interest to entertain the traveller in the wait between trains.
The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:
The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:
Note that during evening peaks, services to Amersham or Chesham from Preston Road or Northwick Park require a change at Harrow-On-The-Hill.
During the morning peak (06:30 to 09:30), Fast services from Amersham and Chesham run non-stop southbound only between Moor Park, Harrow-On-The-Hill and Finchley Road whilst Semi-fast services from Watford and Uxbridge run non-stop southbound only between Harrow-On-The-Hill and Finchley Road. During the evening peak (16:30-19:30), Fast and Semi-fast services, which operate northbound only call additionally at Wembley Park.
London Buses routes 79, 204 and 223 serve the station.
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