West Brompton (WBP) Station

West Brompton (WBP) London Overground & Underground Station


Address: Old Brompton Road, Brompton, London SW5 9JX | Get Directions      Station Code: WBP      Fare Zone: 2

Ticket Office:  No    Step Free:  Yes, to Platforms 2,3 & 4    Ticket Gates:  Yes

Lines Served/Interchanges:

London Overground Off Peak Service Frequency: 

4 trains per hour in each direction

  • 08 38 past to Willesden Junction
  • 23 53 past to Stratford
  • 13 28 43 58 past to Clapham Junction

History

The railway first came to West Brompton in the early 1860s when the West London Extension Joint Railway between Kensington Olympia and Clapham Junction was opened, although no station was built. West Brompton station, designed by Metropolitan & District Railway Chief Engineer, Sir John Fowler was opened in 1866. In April 1869, the District Railway opened a station adjacent to the existing WLEJR platforms as a temporary terminus to it’s line from Gloucester Road, subsequently extending the line and commencing through running to Putney Bridge in 1880.

In October 1940 passenger services between Willesden Junction & Clapham Junction along the West London Line were withdrawn due to several stations sustaining bomb damage during the Blitz. Although the line itself continued in use for freight traffic, and the Underground station also remained in operation, the WLEJR station buildings and platforms were demolished.

West London Line services from Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction were restarted in 1994, although it was not until June 1999 that new platforms were provided for the WLL services at West Brompton. New station buildings were not provided for the WLL services, instead the new platforms are accessed via the London Underground ticket office.

West Brompton was bestowed with Grade II listing in October 2000 as ‘The best preserved example of a District Railway station’.

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