West Hampstead’s London Overground station has — rather later than originally expected — completed a major upgrade. The new entrance hall and overbridge opened in stages over the past year, but they’ve now completed the widening work on the platforms to cope with the rush-hour crowds that build up here.

(c) TfL

The upgrade also replaced the narrow old staircases with much wider stairs, and lifts to both platforms. The number of ticket barriers also doubled to 10 in total compared to the old entrance.

Rory O’Neill, TfL’s General Manager for London Overground, said: “The station improvements at West Hampstead, including step-free access, will make travelling through the new station an even better experience for everyone.”

(c) TfL

The station had been expected to be completed about a year ago, but delays kept pushing that back, and while the overbridge opened last year, the new entrance itself only opened in August.

Some of the funding for the redevelopment comes from Ballymore, who are building just under 200 homes next to the station in a series of low-rise blocks of flats.

The existing Edwardian era station building will be later removed, and is due to be turned into a “retail opportunity”, although problems with the road bridge it sits on may cause those plans to change.


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  1. Brian Butterworth says:

    It’s now a bit weird that West Hampstead Thameslink is step-free, that West Hampstead Overground is step-free but West Hampstead Jubilee Line is as far from being step free as is possible, not just because of lacking lifts, but the platform height is totally wrong!

  2. MilesT says:

    Has the ticket office moved somewhere into new building or been shut..last time i passed (about a week ago) ticket office was still in old building.

  3. Keith Davis says:

    I do not understand why this upgrade does not include providing WCs for passengers? In fact, shouldn’t all tube station upgrades include WCs? Since the ticket offices have been closed, these spaces could be re-purposed as passenger WCs.
    Given a choice, how about night tube stops first? Come on TFL, how about it?

  4. Rachelle Marks says:

    Agree re toilets they have them in New York and Boston subways there is room where the ticket offices were

    • ianvisits says:

      This particular station was built without ticket offices, but even on refurbs, the ticket office space is used for staff facilities, and from a practical point of view, being on the public side of the ticket barriers, would be in the wrong part of the station.

  5. Lynne says:

    The edwardian structure should be kept as its part of our history and by all means use it as a shop etc.

  6. drhhmb says:

    But why was it built without a ticket office? The one in the old building was well used.

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