Acton Central railway station

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Template:About Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station Acton Central railway station is on the North London Line, between Template:Stnlnk and Template:LUL stations, in Travelcard Zone 3. It is also where trains change power supply from overhead line equipment (OHLE) to 3rd Rail or from 3rd rail to OHLE depending on direction of travel.

History

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The Victorian Super Outer Circle route. Acton Central station is on the lower left, to the north of South Acton station

The station was opened as Acton on 1 August 1853 by the North and South Western Junction Railway (N&SWJR), but was renamed Acton Central on 1 November 1925. The N&SWJR was leased jointly to the London and North Western Railway (LNWR), the Midland Railway (MR) and the North London Railway (NLR) from 1871, but only the NLR operated passenger trains on the N&SWJR until operation of the NLR (and thus of the N&SWJR also) was taken over by the LNWR in 1909. Under the terms of the Railways Act 1921, the LNWR and MR amalgamated (together with some others) at the start of 1923 to form the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, which then absorbed both the NLR and the N&SWJR. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways.

Between 1875 and 1902 it was connected with Template:Rws via the Dudding Hill Line, which branches off the North London Line between Acton Central and Willesden Junction. Harlesden (Midland) railway station was the next stop on the line north. The Dudding Hill Line is still open today, but only carries freight.

Acton Central station was named for closure by the 1963 Beeching Report,<ref>Template:Cite report</ref> also known as the Beeching Axe.

Acton Central was in Zone 2 until 2 January 2008.

In 2011, the platforms were lengthened to allow longer trains.

Service

There is a regular service westbound to Template:LUL stations and eastbound towards Template:LUL stations on the North London Line part of the London Overground.

Gallery

References

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Transports Links

London bus route 70, 207, 266, 607, and night route N7 and N207.

External links

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