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Trains to Kensington Olympia

Kensington Olympia has had an erratic history, with a series of closures and name changes since the West London Railway opened the first station in 1844. It was known as Addison Road Station until a major closure in 1940, when WW2 all but halted traffic on the line. When it reopened in 1946 it was named Kensington (Olympia), in reference to the Olympia London exhibition centre next door. In operation since 1886, has hosted everything from Jimi Hendrix concerts to the annual Crufts dog show. Today the station serves London Overground and London Underground trains and is located in Travelcard Zone 2. National Rail maps and timetables register it as Kensington Olympia, the London Underground as Kensington (Olympia) and on the automated announcements on the District line it is simply known as Olympia. The former name Addison Road Station also appears embossed on the wall by the station's eastern exit.

Station details & facilities

The station's main concourse is off Olympia Way, and houses a ticket desk and toilets, including accessible facilities. It leads onto platform 2 (towards Stratford and Milton Keynes). For direct access to the platform and ticket machines, use the side gate. Platform 1 (for the District Line) is a bay behind the station buildings, and access to platform 3 (towards Croydon and Clapham) is via the Russell Road entrance or a footbridge. For Olympia, exit on the platform 2 side.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:25 - 20:30
    Saturday 08:25 - 15:00
    Sunday 09:15 - 16:30
  • Travel card zone : Zone 2
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0845 330 9882


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located opposite the Olympia Way entrance


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Olympia
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 60
  • Car parking charges :
    Daily£6-10 hrs £24.00, 10 hrs + £32.00
    Off-peak£6 per 2 hours, minimum charge
    Per Hour£6 per 2 hours, minimum charge

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 14
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : 2 racks South Bound platform 1 and North Bound platform 2
  • Cycle storage notes :

    Large number of bicycle racks on station. Users need to provide own padlock.


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Northbound platform and District Line platform fully accessible. Southbound platform is via footbridge, and there is level access via a rear entrance to the station, but there is not accessible interchange to the other platform

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    contact taxi operator directly

Trains to Kensington Olympia


Kensington Olympia Railway Station, Olympia Way, Kensington, W14 0NE
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:25 - 20:30
Saturday 08:25 - 15:00
Sunday 09:15 - 16:30