Shepherd's Bush railway station

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Shepherd's Bush London Overground National Rail
Shepherd's Bush Overground stn entrance.JPG
Shepherd's Bush is located in Greater London
Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Bush
Location of Shepherd's Bush in Greater London
Location Shepherd's Bush
Local authority London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed by London Overground
Owner Network Rail
Station code SPB
DfT category D
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes [1][2]
Fare zone 2
OSI Shepherd's Bush LU
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08  0.003 million[3]
2008–09 Increase0.247 million[3]
2009–10 Increase1.015 million[3]
2010–11 Increase2.241 million[3]
2011–12 Increase 3.150 million[3]
2012–13 Increase 3.818 million[3]
2013–14 Increase 3.932 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Network Rail
Key dates
2008 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
WGS84 51°30′18″N 0°13′03″W / 51.505128°N 0.217561°W / 51.505128; -0.217561Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°13′03″W / 51.505128°N 0.217561°W / 51.505128; -0.217561

Shepherd's Bush station is a railway station located in the district of Shepherd's Bush in west London, England, UK. It opened in 2008 on the West London Line and is served by London Overground and Southern rail services. It lies within Travelcard Zone 2.

A number of stations in the area both past and present have borne the name Shepherd's Bush; today the National Rail station shares its name with the adjacent Central line Shepherd's Bush, with which it shares a surface-level interchange.

An entirely separate London Underground station, Shepherd's Bush Market on the Circle line and Hammersmith & City line is located approximately 13-mile (500 m) away. Until 2008, it too was called Shepherd's Bush until it was renamed Shepherd's Bush Market to avoid confusion.[4]


Map showing layout of current and former railways and stations around Shepherd's Bush
Original Silverlink signage installed in 2007.

Previously a station existed almost on the same site as the present Shepherd's Bush station. Uxbridge Road station was opened in 1869 by London & North Western Railway and the Great Western Railway on the Middle Circle route. In 1905 the line became branch of the Metropolitan Railway, and later London Underground's Metropolitan line. Uxbridge Road was closed in 1940 after the line was bombed several times during the Blitz.

In 2005, construction began on a major redevelopment project in the White City area, including the large-scale Westfield Shopping Centre, developed by the Westfield Group.[5] Shepherd's Bush station was designed and funded by the Westfield Group as part of a Section 106 redevelopment contribution, and construction was project-managed by Capita Symonds; this project also included the provision of an integrated bus interchange and the reconstruction of the London Underground Central line station.

Building work on the West London Line station began in early 2006 and it was due to open in summer 2007.[6] Although largely completed on time, the station was unable to open due to the northbound platform being 18 inches (460 mm) too narrow to comply with railway safety regulations, based on the anticipated number of passengers using the station.[7] Following remedial reconstruction work on the platform, the station finally opened on 28 September 2008.[8]

The three-letter station code SPB and location code 9587 appear on ticketing systems, and train times for the station began appearing on timetables from May 2007.[9]

With a 2007 opening date in mind, the station was to have been served by Silverlink trains, and it was fitted out with Silverlink-branded signage. By the time the station actually opened to passenger service, the rail franchise had passed to London Overground, and the station signage was rebranded.

In April 2015 the station platforms were extended to accommodate longer, 8-car Southern trains, and a footbridge and a new entrance were constructed at the northern end of the station to ease passenger flows. The £1.35m station upgrade work was supported with £3.9 million from the Westfield Shopping Centre and the platform lengthening was part of a nine-month, £25 million project funded by Network Rail to extend platforms along the West London Line.[10][11]


West London Route
West Coast Main Line
National Rail Milton Keynes Central
National Rail Bletchley
Leighton Buzzard
Hemel Hempstead
M25 motorway
National Rail London Overground Watford Junction
London Underground London Overground Harrow & Wealdstone
London Underground London Overground Wembley Central
to London Euston
to Stratford
London Underground London Overground Shepherd's Bush
London Underground Kensington (Olympia)
London Underground West Brompton
London River Services Imperial Wharf
River Thames
National Rail London Overground Clapham Junction
Wandsworth Common
London Underground Balham
Streatham Common
Thornton Heath
National Rail Tramlink East Croydon
South Croydon
Brighton Main Line
and Oxted Line

Rail services at the station are provided by Southern between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central and London Overground on the West London Line.

London Overground services at this station in trains per hour are:

Southern services at this station in trains per hour are:

Preceding station   Overground roundel (no text).svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
West London Line
National Rail National Rail
Wembley Central or Terminus   Southern
West London Route
  Kensington (Olympia)


London Buses routes 31, 49, 72, 94, 95, 148, 207, 220, 228, 237, 260, 272, 283, 295, 316, 607 and C1 and night route N207 serve the station and bus station.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ TFL: Standard Tube Map
  2. ^ National Rail Enquiries: Station facilities for Shepherd's Bush (SPB) Accessed 23 July 2010]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  4. ^ "Wood Lane and Shepherd's Bush Market to join Tube map" (Press release). Transport for London. 6 November 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2007. 
  5. ^ "Westfield London". Structural Systems. Retrieved 14 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "White City Development" (pdf) (Press release). Transport for London. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007. 
  7. ^ Barney, Katharine. "New railway station over budget...and undersized". Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2007. 
  8. ^ "New railway station set to open" (Press release). BBC. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2008. 
  9. ^ Silverlink. "Current Timetables: Sunday 20 May to 8 December 2007". Retrieved 28 October 2007. 
  10. ^ "New London Overground entrance at Shepherd’s Bush". Transport for London. 27 April 2015. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Westfield extension plans approved". London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. 17 February 2012. Archived from the original on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  12. ^ Table 59 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  13. ^ Table 66 & 176 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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