South Acton railway station


South Acton railway station

South Acton railway station is in the London Borough of Ealing in West London. It is on the North London Line, and the station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. It is in Travelcard Zone 3.

History

Between 1880 and 1917 it served as an interchange station between the North London Line and the Hammersmith & Chiswick branch.

Metropolitan District Railway

A short spur of the District Line, what was then the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR), from Acton Town terminated here between 1905 and 1959. It was located adjacent to South Acton station on the North London Line on the north-west side of the tracks.

When first opened, the spur was used for goods trains on 15 May 1899 and later passenger services were introduced on 13 June 1905 to provide an interchange with the North London Railway which ran services from north London to the MDR's Richmond branch. It thus provided an easier interchange for Richmond for eastbound passengers than changing trains at Turnham Green further east.

Initially, it had through services to Hounslow Barracks (now Hounslow West). However, the line was relatively little used and it later became a one-car shuttle service between Acton Town and South Acton, which was withdrawn on 28 February 1959.

Nothing now remains of the spur, except for a few bridgeheads and sections of the old trackbed survive which indicate the route. Currently the rest of station of the same name continues to be well used.

ervice

The typical service at the station is 4 trains per hour westbound to Richmond, and 4 trains per hour eastbound to Stratford via Willesden, Highbury and Hackney.

External links

* [http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/upload/xls/station_usage_2005-06.xls Excel file displaying National Rail station usage information for 2005/06] Geolinks-UK-buildingscale|51.4994|-0.2707
* [http://www.sarag.org www.sarag.org Local residents association with historical information about South Acton]
* [http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/South_Acton_station.html London's Abandoned Tube Stations - South Acton]

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