West Brompton station

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English Template:Infobox London station West Brompton is a Network Rail West London Line (WLL) and London Underground District Line station in west London. It is located on Old Brompton Road (A3218) immediately south of Earls Court Exhibition Centre and to the west of Brompton Cemetery.

The station is on the Template:LUL stations branch of the District Line between Template:LUL stations and Template:LUL stations stations.

On the WLL, National Rail services are provided by Southern and London Overground. The station is between Template:LUL stations and Template:Stnlnk stations.

Since 2000 it has been a Grade II Listed Building.

History

The West London Extension Joint Railway (WLEJR) was opened in the early 1860s. It joined the southern end of the West London Joint Railway at Kensington (Olympia) station with Clapham Junction station and ran through West Brompton although a station was not opened until 1866.

On 12 April 1869, the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) opened its own station adjacent to the WLEJR station as the terminus and only station on its extension from Template:LUL stations station (Earl's Court station did not open until 1871). The original plan was to connect the MDR to the WLEJR but this did not take place.

On 1 March 1880, the MDR opened an extension south from West Brompton to Template:LUL stations.

In 1940, during World War II, several WLL stations sustained bomb damage. Passenger services on the WLL between Template:LUL stations and Template:Stnlnk were withdrawn on 21 October 1940. The Underground station remained in use and the WLL continued in use for freight traffic. The WLL station buildings and platforms were subsequently demolished.

Full passenger services resumed on the WLL in 1994, but it was not until 1 June 1999 that new Network Rail platforms were opened at West Brompton. The works were funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham on whose border the station lies.

The WLL platforms do not have a separate entrance and access is from the Underground station. The District Line serves platforms 1 and 2 and the WLL serves platforms 3 and 4. There is a fence between platforms 2 and 3, but they are on the same level and it is possible to pass directly between them.

There are lifts to both overground platforms, and this means there is also step-free access to the eastbound District Line platform, but not the westbound one.

Services

Typical off-peak services per hour:

London Underground District Line

London Overground

Southern

Additional District Line services operate at peak times, with many trains continuing to Template:LUL stations, Template:LUL stations or Template:LUL stations, while all 4 London Overground services per hour continue to Template:LUL stations. Some additional Southern services also operate between Shepherd's Bush and Clapham Junction.

Late evening London Overground services only run between Template:LUL stations and Clapham Junction. On Sundays, Southern services only run between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction.

Image gallery

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References

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Transport links

London bus routes 74, 190, 430, C1, C3 and night route N74 and N97.

External links

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