Kenton station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:For Template:Infobox London station Kenton station is a railway station served by London Underground (Bakerloo Line) and London Overground (Watford DC Line) trains. It is located on the south side of Kenton Road in Kenton, a short walk from Northwick Park station on the London Underground Metropolitan Line.

History

The station was one of several built on the London and North Western Railway's "New Line" from Camden to Watford Junction which enabled local services from Watford Junction station to Euston station and Broad Street station in London. The New Line was mostly alongside the United Kingdom's first main line railway which had been previously opened by the London and Birmingham Railway in 1837.

Kenton station was opened on 15 June 1912.<ref name=CULG>Template:Cite web</ref> It has only ever had platforms on the New Line; parallel main line services call at Harrow and Wealdstone station, one stop to the north, with some also calling at Wembley Central station, three stops to the south.

Bakerloo line services began on 16 April 1917.<ref name=rose>Template:Cite book</ref> On 24 September 1982, Bakerloo Line services to Kenton ended when services north of Stonebridge Park were ended.<ref name=rose/> The closure was short-lived, and the Bakerloo Line service was reinstated on 4 June 1984.<ref name=rose/>

The station's former coal yard on the east side of the railway, no longer needed for the trains, is now occupied by a Sainsbury's supermarket.

Services

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A London Midland Template:Brc train speeds past Kenton on the West Coast Main Line.
  • London Overground (Watford DC Line) 3 tph in each direction.
  • London Underground (Bakerloo Line) 6 tph in each direction.

Other public transport are nearby:

  • London Buses routes 114, 183, 223, H9/H10 (anti-clockwise/clockwise) and H18/H19 (anti-clockwise/clockwise) call at a variety of stops within 200yds of the station.
  • Northwick Park Station (Metropolitan Line) is five minutes walk away.

Access to Station

TfL's Getting Around map showing disabled access (dated April 2011) does not indicate that level access is available at this station. The nearest stations shown with step-free access are Harrow and Wealdstone, Kingsbury and Wembley Park; some journeys might be more conveniently made by using one of the local buses to Golders Green Station (via route 183) or Pinner Station (via route 183) and continuing from there.

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