Perivale tube station
The Great Western Railway opened "Perivale Halt" on 2 May 1904 but was closed when the current London Underground station was opened on 30 June 1947. It was designed in 1938 but completion was delayed by the Second World War. A planned tower and extended wing were never constructed, leaving the station smaller than intended. In July 2011 the station was one of 16 London Underground stations made a Grade II listed building,
The station today
Located in the London Borough of Ealing, the station is on the Central Line, between Hanger Lane and Greenford stations, in Travelcard Zone 4. The station's façade fronts onto Horsenden Lane South. Outside is a dry cleaner and a newsagent's kiosk, which is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
The station connects with the local 297 bus route.
Local places of note
The Perivale Park industrial estate is nearby and many workers on the estate travel to and from work using the station. The station is also within walking distance of the Hoover Building and Tesco.
The front of the station featured briefly in the first episode of BBC TV show The Thick Of It (2005).
The station also featured in the BBC TV show The Fast Show during a "Fat Sweaty Coppers" sketch, during which the two policemen give chase to a criminal, and after briefly getting stuck in the barriers, "commandeer" a vehicle which turns out to be a fast food van, which they simply open up to order food.
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Looking westbound, with some refurbishment work ongoing, June 2008.
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Looking eastbound, with former GWR tracks used mostly by freight on the extreme left.
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Roundel on westbound platform face.