East Acton tube station

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East Acton London Underground
East Acton Tube Station.jpg
East Acton is located in Greater London
East Acton
East Acton
Location of East Acton in Greater London
Location East Acton
Local authority Hammersmith & Fulham
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013 Increase 3.88 million[1]
2014 Increase 4.02 million[1]
2015 Decrease 4.01 million[1]
2016 Increase 4.12 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Key dates
3 August 1920 Station opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
  • TfL station info page
WGS84 51°31′01″N 0°14′51″W / 51.51694°N 0.24750°W / 51.51694; -0.24750Coordinates: 51°31′01″N 0°14′51″W / 51.51694°N 0.24750°W / 51.51694; -0.24750
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London Transport portal

East Acton is a London Underground station in East Acton in west London. The station is on the Central line, between White City and North Acton stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2. It is close to Wormwood Scrubs prison and Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital.

History

The station opened in 1920 on the Ealing Broadway extension of the Central London Railway (CLR), which was renamed the Central line in 1937.[2] As Transport for London explains:[3]

The new line was built with connections to the West London Line near Shepherd's Bush, the former GWR main line to Birmingham at North Acton, and the main line to Bristol at Ealing Broadway. Since the CLR was exclusively a passenger service, two extra dedicated tracks for the GWR's freight trains were opened in 1938, but were closed in 1964.[4] The trackbed of these rails is now overgrown, with vegetation visible immediately to the north of the station.

Today

The station has recently been refurbished, with the staircases improved and the "East Acton" Underground roundels replaced with larger, newer versions.

Connections

London Buses route 7, 70, 72, 228, 272 and 283 serve the station.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. March 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Day, John R; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground. Capital Transport. p. 124. ISBN 1-85414-316-6. 
  3. ^ Transport for London : Central line facts Archived 14 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Jackson, Alan A (1999). London's Local Railways. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-209-7. 
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Terminus
Central line
(1920-1923)
Central line
(1923-1946)
Central line
(1946-1947)
towards Stratford
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(1947-1947)
towards Leytonstone
Central line
(1947-1947)
Service arrangement if Old Oak Common station is constructed
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towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)
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