Westbourne Park tube station

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Not to be confused with Westcombe Park railway station.
Westbourne Park
London Underground
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Westbourne Park is located in Greater London
Westbourne Park
Westbourne Park
Location of Westbourne Park in Greater London
Location Westbourne Green
Local authority Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2010 Decrease 2.730 million[1]
2011 Increase 3.030 million[2]
2012 Increase 3.370 million[2]
2013 Increase 3.730 million[2]
Key dates
1 February 1866 H&C station opened
30 October 1871 GW main line station opened
13 March 1992 GW main line station closed
Other information
Lists of stations
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°31′16″N 0°12′04″W / 51.5211°N 0.2011°W / 51.5211; -0.2011

Westbourne Park is a London Underground station on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, between Ladbroke Grove and Royal Oak stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2 in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea . Although the Metropolitan Railway had been extended to Notting Hill and Hammersmith on 1 June 1864 the first station by this name did not open until 1 February 1866.[3] This closed on 31 October 1871 to be replaced the following day by a new station constructed to the east of the original.[4] In February 1913 a bomb - possibly planted by the Suffragettes - was discovered at Westbourne Park station. It is in close proximity with Harrow Road W9.

Adjoining the station is the Tower Transit bus garage.

Westbourne Park railway station[edit]

There were once British Rail platforms on the Great Western Main Line, but these closed in March 1992. Another station on the Hammersmith & City line, Royal Oak, also had a GWR station, but this shut with the arrival of the underground in 1871. Today the first stop out of Paddington is at Acton Main Line.

In popular culture[edit]

The station was featured in the video of the Boris Gardiner song "I Want to Wake Up with You".[citation needed]

Connections[edit]

London Buses routes 23; 28; 31; 328; night routes N28; and N31 serve the station.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[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. ^ Butt 1995, p. 244
  4. ^ Rose 2007

References[edit]

Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Hammersmith
Circle line
towards Edgware Road (via Aldgate)
Hammersmith & City line
towards Barking