Update On New West London Stations

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 122 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