Camden Town Station

  • NW1 8QL

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Lines served

Edgware Branch north <--- [Chalk Farm]? <--- Camden Town ---> Euston ---> south Bank Branch
---> Mornington Crescent ---> south Charing Cross Branch
Barnet Branch north <--- Kentish Town <--- Camden Town ---> Euston ---> south Bank Branch
---> Mornington Crescent ---> south Charing Cross Branch

Note that the platforms are organised by northbound branch. If you are travelling south, the train you want could be on either one of two southbound platforms at opposite sides of the station, depending on where the train has come from. At the bottom of the escalators are countdown indicators telling you on which platform the next southbound trains are.

This stop on the Northern Line is nearest to Camden Market but unfortunately when the market is in full swing trains do not stop here for safety reasons. If you are going to Camden Market by Tube then check whether you need to get off one stop before, or one stop after Camden Town Station. [Chalk Farm Station]? is quite close to the stables market.

According to a press release, London Underground will be applying for planning permission to completely rebuild Camden Town Station, with work starting in late 2004. Apparently this application was supposed to be happening in November 2002, but as of writing (4 December 2002) it hasn't appeared on Camden council's planning permission page yet. A PDF file of the brochure distributed to explain the changes (3-megabyte download) is available on the tube website.

This is one of the more complex stations on the Underground network. The Northern Line bifurcates both to the north and to the south of this station, on the map; but in effect the station is just to the north of a four-way crossing. Thus the northbound platforms are labelled according to the branch they're on (quick hint: if the platform's to the left, you're on the High Barnet branch, if it's to the right you're on the Edgware branch), but the southbound platforms aren't, because either platform can feed a train into either branch.

When going south, check the train indicator boards before you get here to find out how far behind you the first train on the branch you want to use is. If it's less than 3-4 minutes, get off at an earlier station; you're more likely to get a seat that way, as everyone else changes at Camden Town.

Little known fact (but someone confirm this as this is from memory): the two southbound platforms are connected at their southern end by a corridor.

OS X co-ord: 528906     OS Y co-ord: 183893     (Latitude: 51.538720 Longitude: -0.141078)
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