South Kenton (SOK)

South Kenton is a station on the Watford DC Line in North West London and also a stop on the London Underground Bakerloo Line.

Type: Transport for London
(London Overground
Watford DC Line &
Bakerloo Line)
Station code: SOK
Opened: 1933
Platforms: 2
The station was opened by the LMS in 1933 adjacent to the West Coast Main Line but only served by the Watford DC Lines [1]. The station was built with Art Deco features including a "streamlined" waiting room.

The Bakerloo Line also stops at South Kenton though services ended in 1982 before being restored two years later. Due to the platform being built for standard size stock there is a bit of a step down (or step up) for passengers on Bakerloo Line tube trains. Transport for London took over management of the station in 2007 with the advent of London Overground.

The station has a single island platform accessed via a pedestrian tunnel (originally the platform was reached via a footbridge). The ticket office for the station is on the platform. Due to the lack of available space the station does not have ticket barriers, being one of the few London Underground stations without them.
London Euston bound LO 378 218 stops at the station

Art Deco waiting room

Viewed from the platform, Southern 377 705 passes on the WCML

A Northbound Bakerloo Line 72ts train waits to depart

Bakerloo Line trains require a step down from the platform

Although a third & fourth rail station overhead line catenary masts are based on the platform

[1] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 126