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. This closed on 31 October 1871 to be replaced the following day by a new station constructed to the east of the original. 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.
Tower Transit's Westbourne Park bus garage is opposite this station on the other side of Great Western Road.
Westbourne Park railway station
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. Industrial archaeologists have found the remains of buildings including a broad gauge train shed for Brunel's original lines, a turntable, and engine sheds in excavations east of the station as part of land clearance for the Crossrail project.
In popular culture
The station was featured in the video of the Boris Gardiner song "I Want to Wake Up with You".
London Buses routes 23; 28; 31; 328; night routes N28; and N31 serve the station.
View from the Westbound platform
Platforms from footbridge
Victorian Turntable excavated near station
Victorian engine shed excavated near station