Park Royal & Twyford Abbey tube station

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Park Royal & Twyford Abbey
Location Park Royal
Owner District Railway
Number of platforms 2
Key dates
23 June 1903 (1903-06-23) Opened
6 July 1931 (1931-07-06) Closed
Replaced by Park Royal
Other information
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Park Royal & Twyford Abbey was a station on the District Railway (now the District line), on a route now utilised by the Piccadilly line of the London Underground. It opened in 1903.

It was located near Twyford Abbey Road, a short distance north of the current Park Royal station which replaced it in 1931.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 23 June 1903 by the District Railway on a new branch line to South Harrow and Metropolitan line tracks at Rayners Lane.

Park Royal & Twyford Abbey was intended to serve the recently opened Royal Agricultural Society showgrounds at Park Royal; however, despite the proximity of the station (and another to the east on what is now the Central line), the showgrounds were not successful and closed after only a few years. The second part of the station's name was adopted from the nearby Twyford Abbey.

On 6 July 1931, a new Park Royal station was built for the extension of Piccadilly line services to South Harrow. It is located approximately one-third of a mile to the south to provide access from the A40 (Western Avenue), constructed in the 1920s. Nothing of the old station remains.

Unusually, whilst the site of Park Royal & Twyford Abbey is on the route of the modern Piccadilly line, it was never served by Piccadilly line trains, as they did not begin to operate to South Harrow until July 1932, a year after the station closed.

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External links[edit]

  Former services  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
District line
(1903-1931)
towards Upminster

Coordinates: 51°31′53″N 0°17′22″W / 51.53139°N 0.28944°W / 51.53139; -0.28944