Fir Tree Road, TW4
Area might date from the first world war period with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s
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Fir Tree Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Barrack Road, TW4 Barrack Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district. Clare Road, TW4 Clare Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district. Selwyn Close, TW4 Selwyn Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district. Tivoli Road, TW4 Tivoli Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Hounslow East is a London Underground station, designed by Acanthus LW Architects.
The route through Hounslow East station was opened by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) on 21 July 1884 as a branch to Hounslow Barracks (now Hounslow West). The branch line was constructed as single track from the MDR's existing route to Hounslow Town station located at the eastern end of Hounslow High Street where the bus garage is now located. That station had opened in 1883. Initially the branch to Hounslow Barracks had no stations between there and Osterley.
On 2 May 1909, Hounslow East (initially called Hounslow Town) opened as a new station located about 300m west of the loop to the old station.
Piccadilly Line services were extended to run to Hounslow West on 13 March 1933. From this date, the branch was operated jointly by both lines until District Line services were withdrawn on 9 October 1964.
New station buildings, to designs by Acanthus Lawrence and Wrightson Architects, replaced the old ones in 2002.
It is possible to travel through ten stations in a row all beginning with the same letter without changing trains, on the Piccadilly Line, by starting at Hounslow East, travelling towards Heathrow and round the Heathrow loop and returning to Hounslow East again. Intermediate stations are Hounslow Central, Hounslow West, Hatton Cross, Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3, Heathrow Terminal 4, Hatton Cross again, Hounslow West again, Hounslow Central again, returning to Hounslow East.