Ealing Broadway station

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Ealing Broadway
London Underground National Rail
EalingBroadway1.jpg
Ealing Broadway is located in Greater London
Ealing Broadway

Location of Ealing Broadway in Greater London
LocationEaling
Local authorityLondon Borough of Ealing
Managed byFirst Great Western
Station codeEAL
Number of platforms9
Fare zone3

London Underground annual entry and exit
2008Increase 17.860 million[1]
2009Decrease 16.621 million[1]
2010Decrease 16.510 million[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08Increase 3.697 million[2]
2008–09Decrease 3.227 million[2]
2009–10Decrease 3.221 million[2]

Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1838Opened (GWR)
1879Opened (MDR)
1920Start (CLR)

Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°30′53″N 0°18′06″W / 51.5147°N 0.3017°W / 51.5147; -0.3017
 
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Ealing Broadway
London Underground National Rail
EalingBroadway1.jpg
Ealing Broadway is located in Greater London
Ealing Broadway

Location of Ealing Broadway in Greater London
LocationEaling
Local authorityLondon Borough of Ealing
Managed byFirst Great Western
Station codeEAL
Number of platforms9
Fare zone3

London Underground annual entry and exit
2008Increase 17.860 million[1]
2009Decrease 16.621 million[1]
2010Decrease 16.510 million[1]
National Rail annual entry and exit
2007–08Increase 3.697 million[2]
2008–09Decrease 3.227 million[2]
2009–10Decrease 3.221 million[2]

Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1838Opened (GWR)
1879Opened (MDR)
1920Start (CLR)

Lists of stations
External links
Portal icon London Transport portal
Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°30′53″N 0°18′06″W / 51.5147°N 0.3017°W / 51.5147; -0.3017

Ealing Broadway is an east-west National Rail and London Underground station in Ealing in west London. The station is located in Haven Green (B455), at the termination of The Broadway, and is in Travelcard Zone 3.

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Services

National Rail services are provided at the four Great Western Main Line platforms by First Great Western and Heathrow Connect. London Underground provide services to the three District Line and the two Central Line platforms.

For National Rail services, the next station to the east is Acton Main Line, but most trains run non-stop to Paddington. To the west, the next three local stations are West Ealing, Hanwell and Southall.

Ealing Broadway is the western terminus for both of the London Underground lines; on the District line, the next station to the east is Ealing Common, and on the Central Line, West Acton.

History

The Great Western Railway (GWR) opened its pioneering broad gauge tracks through Ealing Broadway between Paddington and Taplow on 6 April 1838, although Ealing Broadway station did not open until the following 1 December. As the only station in the area when it opened, it was initially named 'Ealing'.[3]

Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) services commenced on 1 July 1879, when the MDR opened a branch from Turnham Green on its Richmond line. The MDR built its own three-platform station to the north of the GWR one, although, following the installation of a connection between the two railways to the east of the stations, MDR trains also served the GWR station from 1 March 1883, on a short-lived service running to Windsor and Eton Central station, which was withdrawn as unremunerative on 30 September 1885.[4][5][6][7] It was also intended to use the connection for a service to Uxbridge Vine Street station (via West Drayton), but this was never introduced.[4]

Following electrification of the main District line route through Ealing Common to South Harrow in 1903, the section to Ealing Broadway was electrified in 1905, and the first electric trains ran to Ealing Broadway on 1 July 1905. The original brick-built MDR station was replaced with a stone-faced building sometime between 1907 and 1916.

Prior to World War I, plans were made by the GWR to construct a new, mainly freight, line between Ealing and Shepherd's Bush, to connect west-to-south with the West London Railway. The Central London Railway (CLR, now the Central Line) would use the line by extending its tracks the short distance north from its terminus at Wood Lane (now closed), to meet the new GWR tracks. CLR services to two new platforms at Ealing Broadway, built between the GWR and MDR stations, started on 3 August 1920, with, initially, just one intermediate stop at East Acton. The line also carried GWR steam freight trains until 1938, when the links at Ealing Broadway and west of North Acton were removed, and the line was fully transferred to London Underground.

Originally separate companies, by 1920 the MDR (by then known as the District Railway) and the CLR were both owned by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL). Despite this, the CLR services operated via the GWR station building, not the Underground one.

The GWR-built station was demolished in the 1970s and replaced by a low concrete structure containing shops and a ticket hall, with a high-rise office building above. The new station building serves all the lines, and the separate District Line station ticket hall was closed, although the building remains, and the original station entrance is now a shop.

On 8 June 2006, a 14-year old boy was killed whilst trespassing on the District line railway track at Platform 9.

On Platform 9 (District line) there are some roundels of a style dating from c. 1908, three of which are replicas made in 1992.[8][9]

The station today

Ealing Broadway
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fast lines
Straight trackStraight trackContinuation backwardContinuation backward
to West Ealing
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First Great Western
to Acton Main Line
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District line
to Ealing Common
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Central line
to West Acton

The combined station has nine platforms:

All platforms are accessed through a gateline of ticket barriers.

Timetable

The typical off-peak service frequency is:

First Great Western

Heathrow Connect

London Underground

Transport links

London bus routes 65, 83, 112, 207, 226, 297, 427, 607, E1, E2, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11 and night routes N7, N11 and N207.

Forthcoming improvements

Crossrail will call at Ealing Broadway. Services are expected to commence in 2018.[10] To accommodate Crossrail services, various alterations will be made by Network Rail:

Proposals

The West London Business group backs a Surbiton-to-Brent Cross light rail, called the West London Orbital underground railway, based on Copenhagen Metro technology, which would include a station underground at Ealing Broadway.[14][15] The London Borough of Ealing does not support the proposal, saying "no consensus to progress this project [due] to extremely high costs". [16]

The London Group of the Campaign for Better Transport published a plan in 2008[17] for an off-road orbital North and West London Light railway (NWLLR), sharing the Dudding Hill Line freight corridor, and using the middle two of the six track beds at North Acton tube station. In April 2009, the London Borough of Ealing voted to call on Transport for London to fund a feasibility study into this proposal.[18]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Customer metrics: entries and exits". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. 2003-2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Station usage". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation. 30 April 2010. http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/nav.1529. Retrieved 17 January 2011.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  3. ^ MacDermot, E T (1927). History of the Great Western Railway. 1 (1833-1863) (1 ed.). London: Great Western Railway. 
  4. ^ a b Connor, Piers (1993). "The District Looks West". Going Green: The Story of the District Line. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. pp. 14, 16. ISBN 1-85414-157-0. 
  5. ^ Day, John R. (1963). "The Metropolitan District and the Inner Circle". The Story of London's Underground (1st ed.). Westminster: London Transport. pp. 24–25. 
  6. ^ Demuth, Tim (2004). "1881-1890". The Spread of London's Underground (2nd ed.). Harrow: Capital Transport. pp. 8–9. ISBN 1-85414-277-1. 
  7. ^ Rose, Douglas (December 2007) [1980]. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History (8th ed.). Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 978-1-85414-315-0. 
  8. ^ Clarke, Hedley (2007). Underground Bullseyes 1972-2000. Colchester: Connor & Butler. pp. 6, 7, 50. ISBN 978-0-947699-40-6. 
  9. ^ Leboff, David (1994). London Underground Stations. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 42. ISBN 0-7110-2226-7. 
  10. ^ "Capital's key services protected, says Johnson". The Press Association. 20 October 2010. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gKH5fiQT63-FLo6vMfXKorAteqrA?docId=B308521287593766A00. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  11. ^ Russell, Michael (7 October 2009). "Boris faces calls to improve Ealing Station". Ealing Gazette (Trinity Mirror). http://www.ealinggazette.co.uk/ealing-news/local-ealing-news/2009/10/07/boris-faces-calls-to-improve-ealing-station-64767-24878287/. 
  12. ^ "Crossrail Station Design Contract Awarded". Crossrail. 17 May 2011. http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/press-releases/crossrail-station-design-contract-awarded-network-rail-release#.T7AJqsWaU08. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Chapter 22 Route window W5 Ealing Broadway station". Crossrail. http://www.crossrail.co.uk/assets/download/636. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  14. ^ West London Orbital
  15. ^ "West London Orbital 2008 Update". February 2008. http://www.capitasymonds.co.uk/pdf/WLO_Full_Document.pdf. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "LIP Public Consultation Meetings". London Borough of Ealing. 7 June 2011. http://www2.ealing.gov.uk/ealing3/export/sites/ealingweb/services/council/committees/agendas_minutes_reports/cabinet/24may2011-15may2012/_7_june_11/Item_16_-_Appendix_C.doc. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  17. ^ London Campaign for Better Transport North and West London light railway (NWLLR) / Brent Cross Railway (BCR) plan
  18. ^ London Borough of Ealing Full council meeting, April 2009, item 7.3

External links

Preceding station Underground no-text.svg London Underground Following station
TerminusCentral line
Ealing Broadway branch
towards Epping, Hainault
or Woodford (via Hainault)
District line
Ealing Broadway branch
National Rail National Rail
Acton Main Line
Paddington on Sundays
 First Great Western
Great Western Main Line
 West Ealing or Southall
Terminus or Acton Main Line First Great Western
Greenford Branch Line
 West Ealing
Paddington Heathrow Connect
Paddington - Heathrow
 West Ealing
Southall on Sundays
  Former services  
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towards Windsor
District line
towards Mansion House
  Future development  
Preceding station Crossrail Following station
Crossrail
Line 1
towards Abbey Wood or Shenfield