- Latimer Road tube station
The station opened on
16 December 1868at a junction formed between two existing railway lines – the Hammersmith & City Railway (owned by the Great Western Railwayand running between Westbourne Park and Hammersmith stations) and the West London Railway (WLR) (between Willesden Junction and Addison Road (now Kensington (Olympia)) stations). Services to Addison Road were originally provided via the junction to the WLR tracks but these were discontinued in 1940and the junction no longer exists. Between Latimer Road and Addison Road was the closed Uxbridge Road station.
The station ticket hall at Latimer Road is located at ground level within the arches of the viaduct carrying the tracks above. The platforms are accessed by stairs and retain much of their original character with simple open timber canopies.
Unusually, Latimer Road and the station that bears its name are not geographically close, being approximately 500 metres apart and on opposite sides of the Westway Flyover (
A40 road) – the road being to the north and the station to the south. Prior to the construction of the Westway and the elevated roundaboutthat joins it to the West Cross Route(A3220), Latimer Road ran further south and closer to the station. The construction of the elevated road required the demolition of the central section of Latimer Road and the truncated and isolated southern end of the road was renamed as part of Freston Road. Despite the renaming of the southern part of the road, the station retained its original name.
A new station, Wood Lane, is being constructed to the south of Latimer Road between it and Shepherd's Bush station.
In popular culture
The station appears in the film "Adulthood" (2008).
*ltmcollection|ya/i0000dya.jpg|London's Transport Museum Photographic Archive Station platforms in
Future Arrangement after new station opens
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