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Ruislip Gardens is on the Central Line, situated between West Ruislip and South Ruislip.


The tracks through the station were laid by part of the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway with services starting on 2 April 1906 although there was no station at Ruislip Gardens at that time. The station opened on 9 July 1934 at the point where West End Road crossed Yeading Brook.

As part of the 1935-40 New Works Programme, Central line services were projected westwards from a new junction, west of North Acton on the line to Ealing Broadway. The original intention was to extend the service as far as Denham, but work was delayed by World War II and the formation of the Metropolitan Green Belt after the war and so the terminus of the extension was cut back to West Ruislip, with services starting on 21 November 1948.

The main line services stopping at Ruislip Gardens ceased on 21 July 1958 and their station closed, leaving only the Central line services in place.

The station achieved poetic immortality in John Betjeman’s poem ’Middlesex’:

Gaily into Ruislip Gardens
Runs the red electric train,
With a thousand Ta’s and Pardon’s
Daintily alights Elaine;
Hurries down the concrete station
With a frown of concentration,
Out into the outskirt’s edges
Where a few surviving hedges
Keep alive our lost Elysium - Rural Middlesex again

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THE STREETS OF RUISLIP GARDENS
Acorn Grove, HA4 Acorn Grove is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Bedford Road, HA4 Bedford Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bridgwater Road, HA4 Bridgwater Road is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Bromley Crescent, HA4 Bromley Crescent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Carmichael Close, HA4 Carmichael Close is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Clyfford Road, HA4 Clyfford Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hathaway Close, HA4 Hathaway Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Jim O’Neil walk, HA4 Jim O’Neil walk is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Jim O’Neil walk, HA4 Jim O’Neil walk is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Lea Crescent, HA4 Lea Crescent is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Lea Cresent, HA4 Lea Cresent is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
New Pond Parade, HA4 New Pond Parade is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Portal Close, HA4 Portal Close is a road in the HA4 postcode area
Stafford Road, HA4 Stafford Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Tedder Close, HA4 Tedder Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Trevor Crescent, HA4 Trevor Crescent is a road in the HA4 postcode area
West End Road, HA4 West End Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.



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VIEW THE RUISLIP GARDENS AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE RUISLIP GARDENS AREA IN THE 1900s
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Ruislip Gardens

Ruislip Gardens is on the Central Line, situated between West Ruislip and South Ruislip.

The tracks through the station were laid by part of the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway with services starting on 2 April 1906 although there was no station at Ruislip Gardens at that time. The station opened on 9 July 1934 at the point where West End Road crossed Yeading Brook.

As part of the 1935-40 New Works Programme, Central line services were projected westwards from a new junction, west of North Acton on the line to Ealing Broadway. The original intention was to extend the service as far as Denham, but work was delayed by World War II and the formation of the Metropolitan Green Belt after the war and so the terminus of the extension was cut back to West Ruislip, with services starting on 21 November 1948.

The main line services stopping at Ruislip Gardens ceased on 21 July 1958 and their station closed, leaving only the Central line services in place.

The station achieved poetic immortality in John Betjeman’s poem ’Middlesex’:

Gaily into Ruislip Gardens
Runs the red electric train,
With a thousand Ta’s and Pardon’s
Daintily alights Elaine;
Hurries down the concrete station
With a frown of concentration,
Out into the outskirt’s edges
Where a few surviving hedges
Keep alive our lost Elysium - Rural Middlesex again

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