What about Wood Lane?

30 09 2008

Hi all

After yesterday’s blogs about the exciting progress works at Shepherd’s Bush, I neglected to mention much about Wood Lane station. I haven’t got a good shot of the station, but I did take a roundel sign on a passing Hammersmith & City line train whilst moving slowly.

This is a brand new station situated between Shepherd’s Bush Market (currently named ‘Shepherd’s Bush’) and Latimer Road. It will have complete step free access from street level to platform with lifts installed but also will not feature a ticket office at all.

The new Wood Lane roundel on a passing Hammersmith & City line train

Also, I couldn’t help but notice the new line diagram on the train that had been exposed to show the new change taking place.

But isn’t Wood Lane a step free access station??? Hmmm, they may have forgotten about that!

A few other bits of information, there are reports that Wood Lane is rumoured to open on 12th October. In addition to this, Wood Lane station is about 250 metres from White City station. So why couldn’t the two stations get a direct interchange rather than walk at street level? Could it be that the station would not be entirely step free? A possibility indeed!

What do you think of Wood Lane? Let me know!