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Headstone Lane Station (HDL)

London Overground Headstone Lane Station

London Overground Headstone Lane Station

Details of London Overground’s Headstone Lane Station, including Address, Service Pattern and History

Headstone Lane Station

Address: Long Lane, Harrow Weald, London, HA2 6NB
Opened: 10 February 1913
Station Code: HDL
Fare Zone: 5

London Overground Line(s) Served:

Watford DC Lines

Service Pattern(s):

4 trains per hour to London Euston
4 trains per hour to Watford Junction



Station History

In 1912, the London & Northwestern Railway constructed a new line from London Euston to Watford Junction that ran parallel to their existing main line. However, it was not until 10th February 1913 that a station was provided at Headstone Lane.

Initially served by LNWR stopping services from opening, the service level at the station increased in 1917 when London Underground’s Bakerloo Line started serving the station on its way to and from Watford Junction.

Grouping of the railways due to the Railways Act 1921 saw the L&NWR absorbed by the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway in 1923. This was followed by Nationalisation in 1948 with the LMS being amalgamated into British Railways Midland Region.

On the 24th September 1982, London Underground’s Bakerloo Line services were cut back to Stonebridge Park, leaving the station to only be served by Local Watford services.

With sectorisation of the railways in 1982, management of the line and station passed to the London & Southeastern business unit, being relaunched as Network Southeast on 10 June 1986.

Privatisation followed in March 1997 with the station passing to National Express under their Silverlink Metro brand, before in November 2007 the final change of ownership occurred with Transport for London assuming control under their London Overground service.