Wood Lane

Underground station, existing between 2008 and now

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Wood Lane


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Underground station · Shepherds Bush · W12 ·
October
13
2015

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.


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London Underground poster (1920)

London Underground poster (1920)
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THE STREETS OF WOOD LANE
Aldine Street, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Ariel Way, W12 Ariel Way connects White City bus station with Shephard’s Bush.
Bamborough Gardens, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Batman Close, W12 Batman Close is a road in the W12 postcode area
Bourbon Lane, W12 Bourbon Lane is a road in the W12 postcode area
Coningham Road, W12 Coningham Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Coverdale Road, W12 Coverdale Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Devonport Road, W12 Devonport Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Frog Island, W12 Frog Island was the name of a lane leading north from the Uxbridge Road.
Godolphin Road, W12 Godolphin Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Goldhawk Mews, W12 Goldhawk Mews is a road in the W12 postcode area
Goldhawk Road, W12 Goldhawk Road is a main road in West London, which starts at Shepherd’s Bush and runs west.
Hetley Road, W12 Hetley Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Lime Grove, W12 Lime Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area
Market Approach, W12 Market Approach is a road in the W12 postcode area
Pennard Road, W12 Pennard Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Relay Road, W12 Relay Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Richmond Way, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Rockley Court, W14 Rockley Court is a road in the W14 postcode area
Saint Stephen’s Avenue, W12 This is a street in the W12 postcode area
Scotts Road, W12 Scotts Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 Shepherds Bush Green is the southern section of road lining Shepherd’s Bush Green itself.
Shepherds Bush Road, W12 Shepherds Bush Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Shepherd’s Bush Place, W12 Shepherd’s Bush Place was formerly known as Providence Place.
Silver Road, W12 Silver Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
St. Stephen’s Avenue, W12 St. Stephen’s Avenue is a road in the W12 postcode area
Sterne Street, W12 Sterne Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
Stowe Road, W12 Stowe Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Tadmor Street, W12 Tadmor Street is a road in the W12 postcode area
The Network, W12 The Network is a road in the W12 postcode area
The Trail, W12 The Trail is a road in the W12 postcode area
Thornfield Road, W12 Thornfield Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Uxbridge Road, W12 Uxbridge Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Vinery Way, W12 Vinery Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Vinery Way, W6 Vinery Way is a road in the W6 postcode area
Warbeck Road, W12 Warbeck Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Wellesley Avenue, W6 Wellesley Avenue is a street in Hammersmith.
Westfield Way, W12 Westfield Way is a road in the W12 postcode area
Wingate Road, W12 Wingate Road is a road in the W12 postcode area
Wingate Road, W6 Wingate Road is a street in Hammersmith.
Woodstock Grove, W12 Woodstock Grove is a road in the W12 postcode area


Shepherds Bush

Shepherd's Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Although it is primarily residential in character, its focus is the shopping area of Shepherd's Bush Green, with the Westfield shopping centre lying a short distance to the north. The main thoroughfares are Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road, all containing a large number of small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Loftus Road football stadium in Shepherd's Bush is home to Queens Park Rangers F.C.. In 2011, the population of the area was 39,724.

The district is bounded by Hammersmith to the south, Holland Park and Notting Hill to the east, Harlesden to the north and by Acton and Chiswick to the west. White City forms the northern part of Shepherd's Bush. Shepherd's Bush comprises the Shepherd's Bush Green, Askew, and White City wards.
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