Chiswick Park tube station
Chiswick Park is a London Underground station in Chiswick in west London. The station is served by the District line and is between Turnham Green and Acton Town stations. It is located at the junction of Bollo Lane and Acton Lane about 150 m north of Chiswick High Road (A315) and is in Travelcard Zone 3. It is the only station on the Ealing Broadway branch to be served exclusively by the District line. The station is located in the west of Chiswick, near Acton Green common.
|Local authority||London Borough of Ealing|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
|London Underground annual entry and exit|
|Original company||District Railway|
|1 July 1879||Opened as Acton Green|
|March 1887||Renamed Chiswick Park & Acton Green|
|1 March 1910||Renamed Chiswick Park|
|Added to list||18 February 1987|
|London transport portal|
The station was opened on 1 July 1879 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its extension from Turnham Green to Ealing Broadway. The station was originally named Acton Green after the adjacent Acton Green Common to the east. It was renamed to Chiswick Park and Acton Green in 1887.
Following the electrification of the DR's tracks north of Acton Town in 1903, services between Acton Town and central London were electrified on 1 July 1905. In 1910 the station was given its present name.
Between 1931 and 1932 the station was rebuilt, in preparation for the western extension of the Piccadilly line from Hammersmith. Although the Piccadilly line has never served the station, its trains run non-stop through the station on the centre tracks, and the reconstruction was required to enable the addition of two fast tracks for those services to be located between the District line's stopping service tracks.
The new station was designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style using brick, reinforced concrete and glass. Holden's design was inspired by Alfred Grenander's underground station Krumme Lanke in Berlin. Similar to the station at Arnos Grove that Holden designed for the eastern Piccadilly line extension, Chiswick Park station features a tall semi-circular ticket hall adjacent to the embankment carrying the tracks. Externally the brick walls of the ticket hall are punctuated with panels of clerestory windows and the structure is capped with a flat concrete slab roof which abuts the cantilevered concrete canopy of the westbound platform. A similar canopy shelters the eastbound platform accessed through the embankment. To make the station's location visible from Chiswick High Road the station was also provided with a square brick tower surmounted by the UNDERGROUND roundel and the station's name.
The station has been a Grade II listed building since 18 February 1987.
Immediately to the south of the station entrance, on the other side of the road junction, the tracks of the District line's Richmond branch cross under the road and about 100 m to the east of the station, the eastbound track crosses under the four District and Piccadilly line tracks on its way towards Turnham Green station.
The station appears on the cover of Caspa's Ave It Volume 1 EP.
- "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1358798)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
- "The Battle of Turnham Green". Chiswick's Local Website. 19 November 2004. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chiswick Park tube station.|
- Images of this station in the collection of London Transport Museum
- Chiswick Park and Acton Green station, 1901
- View of platforms looking east as the station is rebuilt, 1932. The original timber platform remains in the centre as the new platforms are constructed either side of the tracks.
- New station, 1932
- Interior of ticket hall with passengers queuing at a passimeter for tickets, 1933
- View of westbound platform, 1958
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
towards Ealing Broadway