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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.

Departures and arrivals from Kensington Olympia

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kensington Olympia station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground14:273On time
to Stratford (London)London Overground14:312On time
to Clapham JunctionLondon Overground14:433On time
to Stratford (London)London Overground14:442On time
to Stratford (London)London Overground14:562On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stratford (London)London Overground14:273On time
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground14:312On time
from Stratford (London)London Overground14:433On time
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground14:442On time
from Clapham JunctionLondon Overground14:562On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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