Kentish Town West railway station

Coordinates: 51°32′48″N 0°08′48″W / 51.5468°N 0.1468°W / 51.5468; -0.1468
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Kentish Town West London Overground
Kentish Town West is located in Greater London
Kentish Town West
Kentish Town West
Location of Kentish Town West in Greater London
LocationKentish Town
Local authorityLondon Borough of Camden
Managed byLondon Overground
OwnerNetwork Rail
Station codeKTW
DfT categoryE
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
OSIKentish Town London Underground National Rail[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2018–19Increase 2.051 million[2]
2019–20Decrease 1.866 million[2]
2020–21Decrease 0.702 million[2]
2021–22Increase 1.345 million[2]
2022–23Increase 1.545 million[2]
Key dates
1 April 1867 (1867-04-01)Opened as Kentish Town
2 June 1924Renamed Kentish Town West
18 April 1971Closed due to fire
5 October 1981Reopened
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°32′48″N 0°08′48″W / 51.5468°N 0.1468°W / 51.5468; -0.1468
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Kentish Town West railway station is a railway station on the North London line and is on Prince of Wales Road in the London Borough of Camden. It is in Travelcard Zone 2. The station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground.


The station opened on 1 April 1867 as "Kentish Town", was renamed "Kentish Town West" on 2 June 1924, and no trains called after a serious fire on 18 April 1971. In 1976, British Rail began the procedure for its permanent closure.[3] If no objections were received by 19 November 1976, the station would be deemed closed from Monday 20 December 1976.[3] Despite this announcement, the station was rebuilt and re-opened on 5 October 1981.[4][5] It was officially opened by Ken Livingstone, Leader of the Greater London Council.[6] The £400,000 cost of rebuilding had been financed entirely by the GLC.[6] The new station consisted of a booking hall and ticket office, plus waiting shelters on the platforms.[6]

To allow four-car trains to run on the London Overground network, the North London Line between Gospel Oak and Stratford 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.[7]


The station is managed by London Overground, which also operates all services from the station. The basic weekday service is eight trains per hour in each direction, calling at every station. Four are Richmond to Stratford North London line services, alternating with four West London line services between Clapham Junction and Stratford.[8]

Services are formed of Class 378 Capitalstar electric multiple units, which replaced the older Class 313 EMUs.

Preceding station London Overground Following station
Gospel Oak North London line Camden Road
towards Stratford


London Buses routes 46 and 393 serve the station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Estimates of station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ a b Long, Charles, ed. (December 1976). "Kentish Town West closure sought". Modern Railways. 33 (339): 463.
  4. ^ Joe Brown (2006). London Railway Atlas. Ian Allan Publishing.
  5. ^ Vic Mitchell; Keith Smith (1997). North London Line. Middleton Press.
  6. ^ a b c Long, Charles, ed. (November 1981). "New station for the North London Line". Modern Railways. 38 (398): 485.
  7. ^ "London Overground to close from Gospel Oak to Stratford as part of £326m upgrade to deliver longer, more frequent trains". TfL. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Richmond and Clapham Junction to Stratford route" (PDF). 15 May 2022.

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