Hillingdon tube station

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Hillingdon London Underground
Hillingdon tube station inside entrance.jpg
Interior of the station entrance
Hillingdon is located in Greater London
Hillingdon
Hillingdon
Location of Hillingdon in Greater London
Location Hillingdon
Local authority London Borough of Hillingdon
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes[1]
Fare zone 6
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 1.63 million[2]
2014 Increase 1.80 million[2]
2015 Increase 1.86 million[2]
2016 Decrease 1.77 million[2]
Key dates
1904 Line opened (Metropolitan)
1923 Opened (Metropolitan & District)
1933 End (District)
1933 Start (Piccadilly)
10 August 1964 Goods yard closed[3]
1992 Station rebuilt at new location
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°33′14″N 0°27′00″W / 51.5538°N 0.45°W / 51.5538; -0.45Coordinates: 51°33′14″N 0°27′00″W / 51.5538°N 0.45°W / 51.5538; -0.45
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Hillingdon is a London Underground station in North Hillingdon in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London formerly Middlesex. Located between Uxbridge and Ickenham and is in Travelcard Zone 6. It is the penultimate station on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and the Piccadilly line. It is also the most recent station to be built on the Metropolitan line in 1992.

History

The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow and Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge, opened on 4 July 1904 with an intermediate station at Ruislip. At first services were operated by steam trains, but electrification was completed on 1 January 1905.

The original station building, 1933

Development in north Middlesex over the next two decades led to the opening of additional stations to encourage the growth of new residential areas. Hillingdon was the last of these to open, on 10 December 1923, with Metropolitan and District line services.

On 23 October 1933 the District line service was replaced by the Piccadilly line. Between the mid-1930s and the mid-1950s the station was named Hillingdon (Swakeleys), a name which is still displayed on the platform roundels.

The original station was demolished to enable the rerouting of the A40 (Western Avenue) through the site. A new station opened to the south on 6 December 1992 and received the 1994 Underground Station of the Year award.[4] The station was identified in July 2011 as one of the London Borough of Hillingdon's locally listed buildings.[5]

The station has a car park and is accessible for those with disabilities without using stairs or escalators. It is staffed but had its ticket office closed in July 2015. Next train indicators were installed in the ticket hall and on both platforms during May 2016 coinciding with works aimed to improve the station including cleaning the glass station canopy and sealing of areas of the roof to deter nesting birds.

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.[6]

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[7]

  • 8tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 8tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The morning peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[8]

  • 2tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (semi-fast)
  • 4tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 4tph Eastbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The evening peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[9]

  • 7tph Eastbound to Aldgate via Baker Street (all stations)
  • 3tph Eastbound to Baker Street (all stations)
  • 10tph Westbound to Uxbridge

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).[10]

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

  • 3tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 3tph Westbound to Uxbridge

The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[12]

  • 6tph Eastbound to Cockfosters
  • 6tph Westbound to Uxbridge

Connections

References

  1. ^ "Step free Tube Guide" (PDF). Transport for London. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Hardy, Brian, ed. (March 2011). "How it used to be - freight on The Underground 50 years ago". Underground News. London Underground Railway Society (591): 175–183. ISSN 0306-8617. 
  4. ^ Coombs, Dan (13 June 2011). "Tube station among Hillingdon buildings to get protection". Uxbridge Gazette. Archived from the original on 2012-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Hillingdon Underground Station" (PDF). London Borough of Hillingdon. July 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. 
  6. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  7. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  8. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  9. ^ http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/metropolitan.html#services
  10. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf
  11. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf
  12. ^ http://content.tfl.gov.uk/wtt-56-piccadilly.pdf

External links

  • "Departure board for Hillingdon". Transport for London. 
  • "Hillingon". Photographic Archive. London Transport Museum. 
    • Hillingdon station, 1933
    • Hillingdon station, 1958
    • New Hillingdon station - canopy and footbridge
    • New Hillingdon station - the canopy, stairs and lift
    • "Underground Map Circa 1933 showing Hillingdon and District line connection". Clive Billson. Archived from the original on 19 August 2007. 
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
District line
(1923-1933)
towards Upminster
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