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Dollis Hill tube station

Dollis Hill
Northern entrance
Dollis Hill is located in Greater London
Dollis Hill
Location of Dollis Hill in Greater London
Location Dollis Hill
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 3.08 million[1]
2012 3.18 million[1]
2013 3.23 million[1]
2014 3.08 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan Railway
Key dates
1 October 1909 Opened as Dollis Hill
1931 Renamed Dollis Hill and Gladstone Park
1933 Renamed Dollis Hill
20 November 1939 Bakerloo line service introduced
7 December 1940 Metropolitan line service ceased
1 May 1979 Bakerloo line service replaced by Jubilee line
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Dollis Hill is a London Underground station at Dollis Hill near to Willesden and Gladstone Park of the London Borough of Brent. It is on the Jubilee line, between Willesden Green and Neasden stations and is in Travelcard Zone 3.[2] Metropolitan line trains pass through the station without stopping here.

The station has no surface buildings.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Services and connections 2
  • Trivia 3
  • References 4

History

One set of the enamel panels in the subway designed by Amanda Duncan

The station opened on 1 October 1909 as part of the Metropolitan line. From 20 November 1939 it was on the Stanmore branch of the Bakerloo line and was transferred to the Jubilee line in 1979. It has two exits.

In 1995 four sets of enamel panels designed by Amanda Duncan were installed in the subway between the north and south exits. The panels show maps of the Dollis Hill area at different dates from the 16th to the 20th century, juxtaposed with interpretations of classical star maps.

The station was refurbished in 2007 with the addition of new lighting, tiling and additional security cameras. The station was also repainted.

Services and connections

Train frequencies vary throughout the day but generally operate every 3–6 minutes between 05:56 and 00:30 in both directions.[4][5]

London Bus routes 6, 52, 98, 226, 260, 266, 297, 302 and 460, and night route N98 serve the station.[6] Furthermore, routes 6, 52, 266 and 297 are 24-hour services.[6]

Trivia

Dollis Hill was frequently mentioned in the humorous game Mornington Crescent, featured on the radio comedy show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Traditionally, the playing of Dollis Hill starts a "Dollis Hill Loop", meaning that every subsequent move made by any player must be to Dollis Hill. Various ingenious ways to break the loop have been invented by Mornington Crescent players in the past.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  
  2. ^  
  3. ^ Tube Facts - Tube Stations that have no surface buildings
  4. ^ "Jubilee line timetable: From Dollis Hill Underground Station to Neasden Underground Station".  
  5. ^ "Jubilee line timetable: From Dollis Hill Underground Station to Willesden Green Underground Station".  
  6. ^ a b "Buses from Willesden and Dollis Hill" (PDF).  
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
towards Stanmore
Jubilee line
towards Stratford
  Former services  
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
Metropolitan line
towards Baker Street or Aldgate
towards Stanmore
Bakerloo line
Stanmore branch (1939-1979)
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