- East Acton tube station
East Acton is a
London Undergroundstation in Acton in west London. It is close to the HM Prison Wormwood Scrubsjail and Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. It first opened in 1920 on the Ealing Broadway extension of the Central London Railway(CLR), which became the Central line in 1933. The line was built with the help of the GWR and was also known as the Ealing & Shepherd's Bush Railway, complete with connections to the West London Linenear Shepherd's Bush, the former GWR mainline to Birminghamat North Actonand the mainline to Bristolat Ealing Broadway. Since the CLR was exclusively a passsnger service, two extra dedicated tracks for the GWR's freight trains were opened in 1938, but were closed in 1964cite book |last=Jackson|first=Alan A|title=London's Local Railways|year=1999|publisher=Capital Transport|chapter=|pages=|isbn=1-85414-209-7] . The trackbed of these rails is now overgrown with vegetation visible immediately to the north of the station.
The station has recently been refurbished with the staircases improved and the "East Acton underground roundels" replaced with larger, newer versions.
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