- Hillingdon tube station
Hillingdon tube station is a
London Undergroundstation in North Hillingdonin the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London.
The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow & Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line through Hillingdon between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on
4 July 1904with, initially, the only intermediate stop being at Ruislip. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrificationwas completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905.
Progressive development in the north
Middlesexarea over the next two decades lead to the gradual opening of additional stations along the Uxbridge branch to encourage the growth of new residential areas. Hillingdon was the last of these stations to open on 10 December 1923when services on the Metropolitan and District Lines first stopped at the station.
23 October 1933District Line services were replaced by Piccadilly Line trains.
Between the mid 1930s and the mid 1950s the station was named as Hillingdon (Swakeleys), and shown as such on
tube maps and the station name signs.
6 December 1992a new station, constructed along the line to the south of the original, was opened. The new station was required to enable expansion and rerouting of the A40 ( Western Avenue), which now runs through the original site. Following its opening, the station won the Underground Station of the Year, 1992.
The station has a car park and is accessible for those with disabilities without using stairs or escalators. It has a staffed ticket office.
Bus route U2 serves the station. It is also regularly served by the
Oxford Tubeand Oxford Espress[" sic"] express buses between Oxfordand London.
* [http://photos.ltmcollection.org London Transport Photographic Archive]
** ltmcollection|9j/i0000k9j.jpg|Hillingdon station, 1933
** ltmcollection|93/9886993.jpg|Hillingdon station, 1958
** ltmcollection|rz/i0000crz.jpg|New Hillingdon station - canopy and footbridge
** ltmcollection|o1/i00005o1.jpg|New Hillingdon station - the canopy, stairs and lift
* [http://www.francisfrith.com/images/catalogue/c10/high/27/H431034.jpgFrancis Frith Collection] Old Hillingdon station in 1960.
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