West Acton tube station

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This article is about the London Underground station on the Central line. For other stations in Acton, see Acton station (disambiguation).
West Acton London Underground
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West Acton is located in Greater London
West Acton
West Acton
Location of West Acton in Greater London
Location West Acton
Local authority London Borough of Ealing
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 1.580 million[1]
2011 Increase 1.620 million[2]
2012 Decrease 1.580 million[2]
2013 Increase 1.690 million[2]
Railway companies
Original company London Electric Railway
Key dates
5 November 1923 Station opened
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′05″N 0°16′51″W / 51.5181°N 0.2808°W / 51.5181; -0.2808

West Acton is a London Underground station between Ealing Broadway and North Acton on the Ealing Broadway branch of the Central line, and is its only intermediate station. The station is a Grade II listed building.[3] It is in Travelcard Zone 3. The station is close to North Ealing tube station on the Piccadilly line, situated 550 metres at the western end of Queens Drive. It is located in West Acton.

History[edit]

As Transport for London explains:[4]

The Great Western Railway (GWR) built the Ealing Broadway branch (the western part of the former Ealing & Shepherd's Bush Railway) and opened it for freight trains in April 1917, and the Central London Railway trains used the line from 3 August 1920.[5] West Acton and North Acton were built and owned by the GWR, and both opened on 5 November 1923.[6]

GWR steam freight trains also ran through West Acton until 1938, when the London Underground tracks were segregated further east, through East Acton station, and to the west of North Acton station.

The current station, replacing the original building, was designed by the Great Western Railway, on behalf of London Transport as part of the LPTB's 1935-40 New Works Programme improvements and extensions to the Central line, by the GWR's architect Brian Lewis and was completed by November 1940.[7]

Connections[edit]

London Buses route 440 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "16 London Underground Stations Listed At Grade II". English Heritage. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Transport for London : Central line facts
  5. ^ Day, John R.; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground (10th ed.). Harrow: Capital Transport. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-85414-316-7. 
  6. ^ Day & Reed 2008, p. 91
  7. ^ Underground Architecture: David Lawrence: Capital Transport: Harrow: 1994: p144
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Terminus
Central line
Ealing Broadway branch
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)