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London Underground poster (1920)

Although Wood Lane is on an Underground Line which has been in operation since 1864, the station is newer.

In 1908 the Franco-British Exhibition and the 1908 Summer Olympics came to London, the first of a number of major events in White City that attracted infrastructural investment by railway companies. Among others, the Metropolitan Railway opened its Wood Lane station on the Hammersmith branch to serve the event. The station opened and closed intermittently, and was renamed twice, to Wood Lane (White City) in 1920 and White City in 1947, before it closed in 1959 following fire damage.

In 2005 work commenced on the large-scale Westfield Shopping Centre. As part of the work, improvements were made to public transport including rebuilding Shepherd’s Bush Central line station, a new Shepherd’s Bush railway station and two bus interchanges. It was decided to build a new station on the Hammersmith & City line, just south-west of the old Metropolitan station on Wood Lane. In 2006 Transport for London decided on the name Wood Lane, reviving a historical name. This was the first time that a new station on the Tube had been given the name of a former station.

The station is close to the former BBC Television Centre and Loftus Road stadium is also nearby.

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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Old Oak Farm:   Old Oak Farm, by the end of its existence, was a notable stud farm and also housed kennels.
Shepherd's Bush Market:   Shepherd’s Bush Market is a station on both the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines.
Shepherd's Bush Market:   Shepherd’s Bush Market is a street market located on the east side of the railway viaduct for the Hammersmith and City Tube line.
Shepherds Bush:   Shepherd's Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
White City:   White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Franco-British Exhibition:   In 1908, the Franco-British Exhibition was constructed over a 140-acre site at White City in London.
Wood Lane (1914) :   Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.
Wood Lane cottages (1890):   Old cottages in Wood Lane, c. 1890.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
, W12 · Ariel Way, W12 · Augustus Close, W12 · Bard Road, W10 · Batman Close, W12 · Bourbon Lane, W12 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Caxton Road, W12 · Coningham Road, W12 · Coverdale Road, W12 · Depot Road, W12 · Devonport Road, W12 · Dorando Close, W12 · East Mews, W10 · Frithville Gardens, W12 · Godolphin Road, W12 · Goldhawk Mews, W12 · Goldhawk Road, W12 · Hetley Road, W12 · Hopgood Street, W12 · Latimer Mews, W10 · Lime Grove, W12 · Macfarlane Road, W12 · Market Approach, W12 · Media Village, W5 · Pennard Road, W12 · Plimley Place, W12 · Relay Road, W12 · Rockley Court, W14 · Samuels Close, W6 · Scotts Road, W12 · Shepherds Bush Green, W12 · Shepherds Bush Road, W12 · Silver Road, W12 · St. Stephen’s Avenue, W12 · Stable Way, W10 · Stanlake Road, W12 · Sterne Street, W12 · Stowe Road, W12 · Tadmor Street, W12 · The Network, W12 · The Trail, W12 · Thornfield Road, W12 · Tunis Road, W12 · Uxbridge Road, W12 · Vinery Way, W12 · Vinery Way, W6 · Warbeck Road, W12 · Wellesley Avenue, W6 · Westfield Way, W12 · White City Close, W12 · White City Road, W12 · Wingate Road, W12 · Wingate Road, W6 · Wood Lane, SM7 · Wood Lane, W12 · Woodger Road, W12 · Woodstock Grove, W12 ·


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