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North Ealing is a London Underground station on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly line between Ealing Common and Park Royal. The station is located on Station Road, a short distance from the junction of Queens Drive and Hanger Lane (A406, North Circular Road). It is in Travelcard Zone 3. West Acton station on the Central line is located about 550 metres to the east at the other end of Queens Drive.

North Ealing London Underground
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North Ealing is located in Greater London
North Ealing
North Ealing
Location of North Ealing in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Ealing
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
London Underground annual entry and exit
2013Decrease 0.86 million[1]
2014Increase 0.89 million[1]
2015Increase 0.89 million[1]
2016Increase 0.91 million[1]
2017Decrease 0.83 million[1]
Railway companies
Original companyDistrict Railway
Key dates
23 June 1903Station opened
4 July 1932District line service replaced by Piccadilly line
Listed status
Listing gradeII
Entry number1390751[2]
Added to list30 October 2003
Other information
External links
WGS8451°31′03″N 0°17′19″W / 51.51750°N 0.28861°W / 51.51750; -0.28861Coordinates: 51°31′03″N 0°17′19″W / 51.51750°N 0.28861°W / 51.51750; -0.28861
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Despite its name, the station is geographically located to the east of Ealing Broadway; the areas of Gurnell, Pitshanger, Montpelier and Hanger Hill/Hanger Lane are more geographically suited to the term "North Ealing". There is even a primary school named North Ealing within Pitshanger.


North Ealing station was opened on 23 June 1903 by the District Railway (DR, now the District line) on its new extension from north of Ealing Common to Park Royal & Twyford Abbey (closed and replaced by Park Royal in 1931), where the Royal Agricultural Society's Park Royal show grounds had been recently opened. The line was opened fully to South Harrow on 28 June 1903.

This new extension was, together with the existing tracks between Ealing Common and Acton Town, the first section of the Underground's surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains. The deep-level tube lines open at that time (City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railway and Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.

North Ealing was the only station on the South Harrow branch not rebuilt in the 1930s to the "Holden" style for the start of the Piccadilly Line service. As a result it retains its slightly rural air. A 1930s railway sub-station is built alongside the Eastbound platform and is typical of the LPTB brick and concrete architectural style of the period.

On 4 July 1932 the Piccadilly line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District line was replaced by the Piccadilly line and, from this date, District line trains west from Ealing Common ran to Ealing Broadway only.

In 2018, it was announced that the station would gain step free access by 2022, as part of a £200m investment to increase the number of accessible stations on the Tube.[3]


The peak time service in trains per hour (tph) is:[4]

  • 12tph to Cockfosters (Eastbound)
  • 6tph to Rayners Lane (Westbound)
  • 6tph to Uxbridge via Rayners Lane (Westbound)

The off-peak service in trains per hour (tph) is:[4]

  • 6tph to Cockfosters (Eastbound)
  • 3tph to Rayners Lane (Westbound)
  • 3tph to Uxbridge via Rayners Lane (Westbound)


London Buses routes 112, 483 and night bus route N83 serve the station from bus stops on the North Circular Road (A406).



  1. ^ a b c d e "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "North Ealing London Regional Transport Underground Station (1390751)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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