Camden Road railway station
Template:Infobox London station Camden Road railway station is in the London Borough of Camden in North London. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. It is on the North London Line and in Travelcard Zone 2.
This is the second station of this name, and is located at the corner of Royal College Street and Camden Road. Opened as "Camden Town" by the North London Railway on 8 December 1870. It was renamed "Camden Road" on 25 September 1950 to avoid confusion with the London Underground Northern line Template:LUL stations which had opened in 1907. Between 1907 and 1950 there were two 'Camden Town' stations.
The present Camden Town station is 450 metres to the southwest, however the accompanying 2008 photograph shows the original name still displayed on the parapet. It is one of the few railway stations in England in which there is a police station. The first Camden Road station was about 500 metres further east and was operated by the Midland Railway between 1868 and 1916.
In addition to the frequent local passenger service, the station is a busy location for freight traffic due to its proximity to the junctions linking the North London line to both the West Coast Main Line at Camden Junction (via the now closed station at Template:Rws) and the East Coast Main Line at Copenhagen Junction. The former is particularly well used by container trains from the deep water port at Felixstowe to various terminals in the Midlands & North West of England; it also carried a passenger service (between Template:Rws and Broad Street/Liverpool Street) until 1992.
To allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Template:Stnlnk and Template:LUL stations 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.<ref name="nll-closure">Template:Cite news</ref>
The typical weekday service in trains per hour is:
- 4 westbound to Template:LUL stations via Template:LUL stations.
- 2 westbound to Clapham Junction also via Willesden Junction.
- 6 eastbound to Template:LUL stations via Template:LUL stations.
There is now no normal passenger service on the line from Camden Road to Willesden Junction Low Level via Queens Park.
London bus routes 29, 46, 253, 274 and night routes N29, N253 and N279.