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Belsize Park tube station

Belsize Park
Belsize Park is located in Greater London
Belsize Park
Location of Belsize Park in Greater London
Location Belsize Park
Local authority London Borough of Camden
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 5.75 million[1]
2012 5.81 million[1]
2013 5.84 million[1]
2014 5.93 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway
Key dates
22 June 1907 Station opened
Listed status
Listing grade II
Entry number 1401089[2]
Added to list 20 July 2011
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Belsize Park is a London Underground station in Belsize Park, north-west London. It is on the Edgware branch of the Northern line, between Chalk Farm and Hampstead stations, and is in fare zone 2. It stands at the northern end of Haverstock Hill. In July 2011 it became a Grade II listed building.[3]

The Royal Free Hospital is located a short distance to the north of the station.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Deep-level air-raid shelter 2
  • Connections 3
  • References 4
  • Gallery 5
  • External links 6

History

Station entrance in 1960

The station was opened on 22 June 1907 by the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway as an intermediate station on its line from Charing Cross to Golders Green. It is served by three lifts which descend 33.2 m (108 ft 10 in) to the platforms. There are 219 steps. The station was designed by Leslie Green and has his familiar facade of ox-blood faience with four round arched windows. It remained largely untouched until the late 1980s when the lifts were replaced and a new ticketing system installed.

Deep-level air-raid shelter

Belsize Park deep level shelter

Belsize Park is one of eight London Underground stations which have deep-level air-raid shelters underneath them.[4] The shelter was constructed in World War II to provide safe accommodation for service personnel. Entrances to the shelter are at the junction of Haverstock Hill and Downside Crescent and off Haverstock Hill.

Connections

London Buses routes 168 and C11 and night route N5 serve the station.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  
  2. ^  
  3. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. 26 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. 
  4. ^ Emmerson, Andrew; Beard, Tony (2004). London's Secret Tubes. London: Capital Transport Publishing.  

Gallery

External links

  • "Photographic Archive". London Transport Museum. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. 
    • Station exterior, 1925
    • Ticket hall, 1927
  • "Visit to Belsize Park deep level shelter". Subterranea Britannica. Archived from the original on 2001-06-05. 
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
towards Edgware
Northern line
towards Morden or Kennington


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