Royal Oak tube station

Royal Oak tube station

Royal Oak is a station on the Hammersmith and City Line, between Westbourne Park and Paddington stations, and in Travelcard Zone 2. It is the least used station on the Hammersmith and City line with its 1.382 million passengers per annum.

The station opened 30 October 1871 although the Metropolitan Railway extension to Hammersmith had opened in 1864. It is close to the A40(M) out of London. The station may be named after a nearby pub, the Royal Oak, which changed its name circa 2006, and is now called The Porchester.

Royal Oak railway station

A previous Great Western Railway station called Royal Oak was closed because the Hammersmith and City Line provided an alternative service. It was the first stop after Paddington on the Great Western Main Line. Westbourne Park also had platforms on the line, which closed because of the nearby underground service. Today the first stop after Paddington is Acton.

In popular culture

The station appears in the film "Kidulthood" (2006).

The station is situated on Lord Hills Bridge, which is mentioned in The Good, The Bad and The Queen's song 'Nature Springs'

Image gallery

External links

* [ London's Transport Museum Photographic Archive]
**ltmcollection|33/i0000h33.jpg|Royal Oak station, 1934


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