Willesden Junction Railway Station

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Station building
View in north direction

Willesden Junction is a train station in the London Borough of Brent . It is located in the Travelcard tariff zone 3 on Tubbs Road. In 2014, 4.50 million subway passengers used the station, plus 3.964 million rail passengers.


The tower station has platforms on two different levels. Platforms 4 and 5 are on the upper level. This is where the North London Line runs , a semi-circular line that circumnavigates the city center north between Richmond and Stratford . Willesden Junction is also the starting point for the West London Line via Kensington (Olympia) to Clapham Junction . Both routes are part of the London Overground network .

Platforms 1 to 3 are located on the lower level, which crosses the upper level almost at right angles. This part of the station is served by overground suburban trains between London Euston and Watford Junction ( Watford DC Line ) and by the Bakerloo Line of London Underground . Some Bakerloo trains turn around at Willesden Junction instead of continuing to Harrow & Wealdstone .


The station in 1962

From 1837 trains of the London and Birmingham Railway on the West Coast Main Line passed through here without stopping. The successor company London and North Western Railway (LNWR) opened the station on September 1, 1866 on the existing line. The North London Line followed in 1869. The LNWR took up electrical suburban traffic on June 15, 1912 on the parallel Watford DC Line. Trains of the Bakerloo Line first reached Willesden Junction on May 10, 1915, almost two years later they continued in the direction of Watford .

The long-distance platforms on the West Coast Main Line were dismantled in 1962 when the line was electrified to enable a route with a larger radius. However, reactivation of the platforms is under discussion, which may require modifications to the higher level - the North London Line platforms.

Web links

Commons : Willesden Junction Train Station  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. COUNTS - 2014 - annual entries & exits. (PDF, 44 kB) (No longer available online.) Transport for London, 2015, archived from the original on February 21, 2016 ; accessed on December 29, 2017 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / content.tfl.gov.uk
  2. ^ Estimates of station usage. (Excel, 1.1 MB) Office of Rail Regulation, 2014, accessed on July 27, 2014 (English).
  3. ^ Bakerloo Line. Clive's Underground Line Guides, accessed January 14, 2013 .
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Coordinates: 51 ° 31 '55.9 "  N , 0 ° 14' 37.2"  W.