On the Network: October 2008

14 10 2008

Hi all

It’s now time for a round up on the projects happening on London Underground and London Overground this month…

Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line) – The Central line station reopened on 5th October 2008. The station sports a large modern ticket hall with replacement escalators.  The station itself has been given a total refurbishment with white and blue tiling throughout. At the time of opening, the trackside walls were yet to be painted. Lifts have been promised at some point in the future. Watch this space!

Wood Lane and Shepherd’s Bush Market – Wood Lane station on the Hammersmith & City line officially opened on 12th October 2008 being the last station in the area to open for Westfield, the newest shopping centre in London. The station is the first in over 70 years to open on an existing line. Wood Lane station is a 200m walk from White City station on the Central line. Shepherd’s Bush (Hammersmith & City) station was officially renamed Shepherd’s Bush Market.

London Overground works – Works are progressing well on London Overground with the reopening of the Gospel Oak to Barking Line on 30th September 2008. Willesden Junction to Gospel Oak via West Hampstead remains closed until mid-November for the rebuilding of the Hampstead Heath tunnel.

Acton Town – Refurbishment works have been taking place over the last few weekends at Acton Town. But the works are nearly complete with brand new signage plus the installation of new lifts making the station fully accessible.

Other Tube station refurbishment works – There are several refurbishment works ongoing during this month including St. Paul’s, Edgware, Hounslow West, Osterley, Queensbury and Canons Park. I will be letting you know the progress of these works in the forthcoming On the Network entries. 

That’s your round up of the projects happening this month. Check out more On the Network next month!

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