West Hampstead tube station

West Hampstead tube station

West Hampstead tube station is a London Underground station at West Hampstead, NW6 2LS, on West End Lane between Broadhurst Gardens and Blackburn Road. It is on the Jubilee Line, situated between Kilburn and Finchley Road. It is in Travelcard Zone 2 and is convert|100|m|ft|0|lk=on from West Hampstead railway station. West Hampstead Thameslink railway station is slightly further away (200m).


The station originally opened 30 June 1879 as part of the Metropolitan Line. From November 20, 1939 it was on the Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo Line and was transferred to the Jubilee Line in 1979. [cite
title=The London Underground: a Diagrammatic History
author=Douglas Rose
publisher=Capital Transport Publishing
ISBN 1854142194

Access and interchanges

The station is not accessible by wheelchair. Other facilities include 1 automatic ticket machine, 2 quick ticket machines, 1 ticket booth, countdown timers, a waiting room and both male and female toilets.

The station is a short walk away from two National Rail stations, both called "West Hampstead." The nearest of the two is on London Overground's North London Line route, and slightly further is a station on the Thameslink route. These are shown as connections on most maps, and through ticketing is allowed.

The Metropolitan Line and Chiltern Main Line pass alongside the station (see photo, below), but there are no platforms on either line.

Redevelopment proposals

The present arrangement of three separate stations (Thameslink, Overground and Jubilee line) means that passengers wishing to change lines must walk along or cross West End Lane, a busy main road. A redevelopment proposal was put forward in 2004 by Chiltern Railways which would link the three West Hampstead stations with subterranean walkways. New platforms would be built for the Chiltern line, and possibly also for the Metropolitan line, and the Thameslink and London Overground (formerly Silverlink) stations would be relocated on the east side of West End Lane. [cite web
title=Planning Framework for West Hampstead Interchange Area Appendix 2
publisher=London Borough of Camden
] The redevelopment would involve demolishing existing buildings and the redevelopment of West End Lane as "a tree-lined boulevard". [cite web
title=West Hampstead Interchange
] [cite web
title=West Hampstead Interchange Draft Planning Framework
publisher=London Borough of Camden
] The plans were put on hold in 2007 due to uncertainty over the North London Line rail franchise. [cite web
title=Station interchange plans put on hold
publisher=Camden New Journal

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ee also

*List of London Underground stations




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