Queens Park Platform

Queens Park Platform

Queens Park Entrance

Queens Park Entrance

Queens Park Platform

Queens Park Platform

 

The station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham. Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen's Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR. London Midland previously made 3 operational calls daily, which were not found in public timetables. As of the December 2013 timetable these stops no longer exist, with no main line services calling at the station. Main line services, operated by Great North Western Railway, are scheduled to resume in 2018. Queens Park was developed from 1875 and named to honour Queen Victoria. The open space opened in 1887, located to the north, also shares the name. The local community host two annual festivals at Queen's Park. Queens Parks Day in September brings together a funfair, stalls for local community groups and shops, various entertainments (including acrobats and bird of prey displays) and live music hosted by the Rhythm Studio who foster young bands and singers in the Queens Park area. The Queens Park Book Festival, in May, mixes national and international writers with local writing groups as part of the growing book festival movement across England.

 

All platforms at Queen's Park station are on the surface; the slow main line platforms (platforms 5 and 6) are reserved for use during engineering work or partial line closures. The Bakerloo line tunnel portals are about 300 metres (980 ft) to the east of the station. The two inner station tracks, platforms 3 (westbound) and 2 (eastbound), split into four tracks in a carriage shed to the west of the station. Bakerloo line services starting or ending at Queen's Park normally do so in the two centre tracks of the 4-track carriage shed. Bakerloo line trains joining or leaving the Watford DC Line do so by passing through the carriage shed on one of the two outer tracks, which merge into the Watford DC Line, the latter of which becomes the station's outer tracks. Around a third of Bakerloo line trains terminate at Queen's Park rather than continuing to Willesden Junction or Stonebridge Park or Harrow & Wealdstone stations. All platforms are accessed through ticket barriers. The Watford DC Line uses platform 1 (Euston) and platform 4 (Watford). Queen's Park is planned to become a step-free station and the project will be completed in 2019. The station has wi-fi, a bridge, cash machines, Euro cash machines, and help points but no toilets.

 

Connections: Bakerloo Line. London Buses routes 6, 36, 187, 206, and 316 serve the station.