Update On New West London Stations

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 116 months ago
Update On New West London Stations
Wood Lane tubeWood Lane tube taken from a passing H&C train this morning

After a farcical delay, the new mainline station at Shepherd's Bush has been given an opening date of 28th September. As transport-obsessive blog London Reconnections has diligently noted, the 28th has been in mind for a while now - signs have appeared stating as much - but only received official confirmation today.

The station will serve Westfield Shopping Centre, and sits on the West London line between Kensington Olympia and Willesden Junction. It will be used by London Overground trains along with trains between Croydon and Milton Keynes.

Meanwhile, as the picture above shows, work is progressing on the new Wood Lane Tube station between Shepherd's Bush and Latimer Road on the Hammersmith and City line. On the platform levels the roundels and signage are in place, and things appear to be progressing well for the planned October opening. Wood Lane, which lies near the site of the old Central Line station of the same name which closed in 1947, will be the first new station on an existing and unextended Underground line in over 70 years.

Last Updated 16 September 2008

JMH

Does it disappoint anyone else that they're opening this new H&C line station some 1,000 feet away from an existing Central line station, and basically directly above the Central line tracks, and yet they're not (as far as I can tell) making it possible to transfer between the two without touching out and touching back in?

Graham

Me too, I think an opportunity has been missed to make it an interchange as part of White City station.

I can only assume the reason is because that line is near capacity.

DeanN

This link from London Connections seems to suggest that there will be a short walk (100m) to interchange between Shep Bush overground and Central line, while Wood Lane to White City requires a 230m walk past Television Centre. Both will require touching in and out.