Kilburn Park tube station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Kilburn Park tube station is a Grade II listed London Underground station at Kilburn in the London Borough of Brent. The station is on the Bakerloo Line, between Queen's Park and Maida Vale stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 2.

The station is situated on Cambridge Avenue approximately 100 m west of Kilburn High Road, shortly before it becomes Maida Vale, (A5).

History

Kilburn Park was opened on 31 January 1915 as the temporary terminus of the Bakerloo line's extension from Paddington station towards Queen's Park.<ref name=rose>Template:Cite book</ref> Services were extended to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915.<ref name=rose/> At the extension's opening, Maida Vale station was not complete and the previous station was Warwick Avenue until 6 June 1915.<ref name=rose/> The station building was designed by Stanley Heaps in a modified version of the earlier Leslie Green designed Bakerloo line stations with glazed terra cotta façades but without the large semi-circular windows at first floor level. It was one of the first London Underground stations built specifically to use escalators rather than lifts.<ref name=escalators>The first escalator on the Underground was installed at Earl's Court in 1911. The first station built specifically for escalators was the new Central line station at Liverpool Street in 1912. All deep-tube stations built after 1913 were built with escalators - Template:Cite book</ref>

Transport links

Bus routes 31, 32, 206, 316, 328, school route 632 and night routes N28 and N31 serve the station. Also, it is only a short walk from Kilburn High Road Station (London Overground).

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