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East Acton tube station

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Location  East Acton
Fare zone  2
2013  3.88 million
Opened  1920
Original company  Great Western Railway
Managed by  London Underground
2012  3.47 million
2014  4.02 million
Number of platforms  2
East Acton tube station

Address  Shepherd's Bush, London, United Kingdom
Local authority  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Similar  North Acton tube station, London Underground, Hanger Lane tube station, Perivale tube station, West Acton tube station

East acton tube station central line


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.

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East acton tube station


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. As Transport for London explains:

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. 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.

References

East Acton tube station Wikipedia