Acton Main Line railway station

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Acton Main Line railway station is a National Rail railway station in Acton in west London.

It is the first National Rail station on the Great Western Main Line out of the terminus at London Paddington. The station is served by local trains operated by First Great Western between Template:LUL stations and Template:LUL stations. It is in Travelcard Zone 3.


Acton Main Line was opened by the Great Western Railway. It was operated by the Western Region of British Railways following nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Network SouthEast until the Privatisation of British Railways in 1993.

All Intercity Trains pass through on the Great Western Main Line.

The current station building was completed in 1996, together with extensive renovation of the adjacent bridge on Horn Lane throughout 1995–96.

In mid-2013, a gated barrier was built between the entire length of platforms 2 and 3.


The typical off-peak service from the station is:

  • 2 tph (trains per hour) to London Paddington
  • 2 tph to Greenford

There is no Sunday service.

Forthcoming improvements

Crossrail trains will call at Acton Main Line, with 4 services an hour in both the peak and off-peak. Services are expected to commence in 2018.<ref name="Crossrail 2018">Template:Cite news</ref> To accommodate Crossrail services, various alterations will be made by Network Rail:

  • New station building with a larger ticket hall with level access from Horn Lane
  • Step-free access between street level and all platforms via a new footbridge with stairs and two lifts
  • Platforms 2–4 extended to enable 10-car trains to stop
  • Improved passenger facilities including a new canopy on platform 4, along with information and security systems.


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