Hanger Lane tube station

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Hanger Lane London Underground
Hanger Lane stn building.JPG
Hanger Lane is located in Greater London
Hanger Lane
Hanger Lane
Location of Hanger Lane in Greater London
Location Hanger Hill
Local authority London Borough of Ealing
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
OSI Park Royal [1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Increase 3.230 million[2]
2011 Increase 3.360 million[3]
2012 Increase 3.450 million[3]
2013 Increase 3.630 million[3]
Key dates
1947 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′49″N 0°17′35″W / 51.530278°N 0.293056°W / 51.530278; -0.293056

Hanger Lane tube station is a London Underground station. It is located on the West Ruislip branch of the Central line, between Perivale and North Acton stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station is located in Hanger Hill.

It is within walking distance of Park Royal station on the Piccadilly line. The two lines cross a little east of Hanger Lane station

History[edit]

The Great Western Railway (GWR) opened Twyford Abbey Halt just east of the site on 1 May 1904 as part of the GWR and Great Central Railway Joint Railway project (the New North Main Line) towards High Wycombe. It was closed on 1 May 1911, replaced by Brentham station, later renamed "Brentham (for North Ealing)", to the west of the present location. That station was closed between 1915 and 1920 due to World War I economies. Brentham and most main-line stations between North Acton and West Ruislip were finally closed in 1947 when the Central line was extended from North Acton on electrified tracks built under the LTPB New Works Programme of 1935, the delay was due to World War II.

The Central line station opened on 30 June 1947 as "Hanger Lane" as it was near that road.

The entrance and roof of the subsurface ticket hall form the centre of the Hanger Lane Gyratory System, a complex roundabout in West London where the A40 Western Avenue crosses the A406 North Circular Road in an underpass. Passengers must use pedestrian subways under the gyratory to access the station, which is itself above ground.

Development[edit]

In 2004 the multinational Diageo company agreed to build extra Central line platforms at Park Royal tube station to the east,[4][5] as part of its First Central business park,[6] built on the site of the (now demolished) Guinness brewery. As of February 2013, this has not happened.

In 2012 the station building exterior was repainted, refurbished and given new London Underground roundels.

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 83; 95; 112; 487 and 226 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (Microsoft Excel). Transport for London. May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  4. ^ alwaystouchout Park Royal Central line platforms
  5. ^ London Borough of Brent: Central line agreement Audit trail for planning agreement not all on-line, but starts here
  6. ^ First Central business park Map of Park Royal Central line platforms
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