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South Kenton Overground Station - The Link, North Wembley, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 34.235 W 000° 18.532
30U E 686494 N 5716711
Quick Description: South Kenton tube station serves London Underground's Bakerloo Line as well as London Overground services. There are two entrances that are connected by a foot tunnel that runs beneath the tracks. This entrance is to the south west of the tracks.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/13/2014 7:23:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMMW6N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 0

Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about South Kenton station that covers both the Underground and Overground:

South Kenton station is a Network Rail station served by London Underground Bakerloo line and London Overground trains. It is between Kenton to the north, and North Wembley to the south. It is located between The Link in the Sudbury Court Estate and Windermere Grove in South Kenton, in the Wembley postal area.

The station opened on 3 July 1933 with access from both sides of the railway via a footbridge to the single island platform serving only the Euston-Watford DC line; this footbridge (which started at the bottom of the embankment) was later replaced by a pedestrian tunnel, cutting out a long climb for passengers entering the station. The station was built in a more modern "concrete and glass" style construction including a "streamlined" waiting room rather than the brick and woodwork LNWR stations elsewhere on the DC line.

The station is an island platform and Bakerloo line train doors are not level with it. Therefore there is a downward step to the train from the platform. The ticket office is at platform level and occupies the north end of the streamlined 1933 building. It is one of the very few stations served by London Underground which has no ticket gates and due to the restrictive layout here there are no plans for these to be installed in the immediate future. There is no wheelchair access.

There are regular London Underground trains on the Bakerloo line heading southbound towards Central London and Elephant & Castle and northbound to Harrow & Wealdstone.

Monday to Saturday daytimes there is the London Overground service every 20 minutes to London Euston southbound and to Watford Junction northbound. The service is every 30 mins evenings and Sundays.

London Bus route 245 serves the station.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: London Overground & London Underground

Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

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