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Wood Lane station, c.1914

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Wood Lane - apparently London’s "go-to" station.

There was a bewildering confusion of station names in the area, because the London & South Western Railway, which ran trains along the tracks of the West London Railway through Addison Road, in 1869 constructed a branch line which curved westwards from Addison Road down to Richmond with stations eventually opened at Shepherd’s Bush (in Shepherd’s Bush Road south of the Green), Hammersmith in Grove Road, and Shaftesbury Road (later renamed Ravenscourt Park). In 1868 the Metropolitan line Hammersmith station was moved further south, nearer to the Broadway, and to compound the duplication of names, the District line in 1874 extended its track from Earls Court and formed another Hammersmith station on the south of the Broadway.

This was not, however, the last Hammersmith station, because the Piccadilly line opened theirs in 1906 and at the same time the District line, which had previously run their trains through to Richmond on the branch line of the UzSWR took over responsibility for that track. Hammersmith Grove Road was then closed as was the L&SWR station at Ravenscourt Park.

More name duplication occurred further north. The opening of the White City exhibition area persuaded both the Metropolitan and the Central lines to open stations - both of them were called Wood Lane, one to the west and one to the east of it. In practice, the Metropolitan station functioned only for special occasions after 1914, and in 1947 both were renamed White City, when the Central Line station was resited to its present position; in 1959 the Met station was closed altogether after a fire.

The Central Line, opened in 1900, added yet another Shepherds Bush station. This was for some years the terminus of the line-at first it ran only from here to Bank station. Only in 1908 was it extended to White City, and it was 1920 before passengers could get to Ealing.

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Wood Lane

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.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
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.
White City:   White City was the place which defined the modern Marathon.
Wood Lane:   Although Wood Lane is on an Underground Line which has been in operation since 1864, the station is newer.


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 cottages (1890):   Old cottages in Wood Lane, c. 1890.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
, W12 · Abdale Road, W12 · Bourbon Lane, W12 · Bulwer Street, W12 · Caxton Road, W12 · Coverdale Road, W12 · Depot Road, W12 · Dorando Close, W12 · Frithville Gardens, W12 · Hopgood Street, W12 · Lime Grove, W12 · Macfarlane Road, W12 · Market Approach, W12 · Media Village, W5 · Pennard Road, W12 · Relay Road, W12 · Samuels Close, W6 · Silver Road, W12 · South Africa Road, W12 · Stanlake Road, W12 · Sterne Street, W12 · Tadmor Street, W12 · The Network, W12 · Tunis Road, W12 · White City Close, W12 · White City Road, W12 · Wood Lane, SM7 · Wood Lane, W12 ·


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