Hammersmith tube station (Hammersmith & City and Circle lines)
Location of Hammersmith in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||3|
|OSI||Hammersmith (Piccadilly and District lines) |
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|1 February 1960||Goods yard closed|
|Lists of stations|
Hammersmith is a London Underground station in Hammersmith. It is the western terminus of the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. The station is in Travelcard Zone 2 and is a short walk from the station of the same name on the Piccadilly and District lines. The two stations are separated by Hammersmith Broadway. They are about 60 m (200 ft) apart door to door, although the positions of the pedestrian crossings on the Broadway makes it seem much longer on foot. The Circle line has served Hammersmith since 13 December 2009. By June 2011 all of the platforms had been lengthened to accommodate the new and longer trains of the S Stock that first entered service on the Hammersmith and City Line from the beginning of July 2012. These new trains are seven cars in length instead of the six cars of C Stock that previously operated.
The present station is situated on Beadon Road and opened on 1 December 1868, replacing the original station slightly north of here which opened on 13 June 1864 when the line extension was built from Paddington.
The Metropolitan Railway operated a service from Hammersmith to Richmond from 1877 over the lines of the London and South Western Railway from a junction just north of this station via an adjacent station at Hammersmith (Grove Road) and a viaduct connection to Ravenscourt Park. Part of this viaduct is still visible from Piccadilly and District line trains west of the Piccadilly and District line station. The extension closed on 31 December 1906 shortly after the introduction of electric trains on the line.
The Hammersmith depot is located just outside the station. It is used for general maintenance and storage of the S7 Stock trains which operate on the Hammersmith & City line.
In popular culture
The station appears in the film Adulthood (2008), as well as an earlier version of the music video for Lily Allen's "LDN". Lily enters the station and boards a train with her red Raleigh Chopper bicycle, alighting at Ladbroke Grove station. The station also appears in the music video of "Bravo Lover" by Taiwanese pop singer Jolin Tsai.
- List of London Underground stations
- Hammersmith tube station (Piccadilly and District lines)
- Hammersmith Grove Road, a third station that used to exist adjacent to the Hammersmith and City Line station on the L&SWR line through Shepherd's Bush to the West London Line.
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- See here for a close-up map. The north of the two roundels is the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines station, the south one is the Piccadilly and District lines station.
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- "Photographic Archive". London Transport Museum. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18.
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