Shepherd's Bush Market tube station

Shepherd's Bush Market is a London Underground station in the district of Shepherd's Bush in west London, England. It is on the Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines, between Goldhawk Road and Wood Lane stations, and it is in Travelcard Zone 2. Shepherd's Bush Market, from which the station takes its name, is an open-air market which runs parallel to the railway line.

Shepherd's Bush Market London Underground
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Shepherd's Bush Market is located in Greater London
Shepherd's Bush Market
Shepherd's Bush Market
Location of Shepherd's Bush Market in Greater London
LocationShepherd's Bush
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed byLondon Underground
Station codeSBM[1]
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2017Increase 3.73 million[2]
2018Decrease 3.31 million[3]
2019Increase 3.38 million[4]
2020Decrease 1.50 million[5]
2021Increase 1.66 million[6]
Railway companies
Original companyHammersmith and City Railway
Pre-groupingHammersmith and City Railway
Post-groupingHammersmith and City Railway
Key dates
13 June 1864Station opened as Shepherds Bush
1 April 1914Relocated and renamed Shepherd's Bush
12 October 2008Renamed Shepherd's Bush Market
Other information
External links
WGS8451°30′21″N 0°13′35″W / 51.50583°N 0.22639°W / 51.50583; -0.22639Coordinates: 51°30′21″N 0°13′35″W / 51.50583°N 0.22639°W / 51.50583; -0.22639
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Original Shepherd's Bush station on a map of 1894

The Metropolitan Railway (MR) opened the original station on 13 June 1864 as Shepherd's Bush on its new extension to Hammersmith.[7] It was in the Shepherd's Bush Market area just south of Uxbridge Road. From 1 October 1877 until 31 December 1906 the MR also ran direct services along this line to Richmond via Hammersmith (Grove Road).[8]

The original Shepherd's Bush station closed in 1914 to be replaced by two new stations which opened on 1 April 1914: the new Shepherd's Bush station resited a short distance north across the Uxbridge Road, and Goldhawk Road about half a kilometre to the south.[8] Those stations remain in those locations but nothing exists of the former station buildings in the marketplace.

In 1900 the Central London Railway (CLR) opened its Shepherd's Bush station, now the Central line station, at the other end of Shepherd's Bush Green. For 108 years there were two Tube stations of the same name 0.3 miles (480 m) apart.

In 2008 the new London Overground Shepherd's Bush railway station was opened on the West London Line. To avoid the confusion of three stations named Shepherd's Bush, the Hammersmith & City line station was renamed Shepherd's Bush Market on 12 October 2008. The other two on the Central line and the West London line are close to each other and interchange is allowed, but not with Shepherd's Bush Market tube station.


The station is at the western end of Shepherd's Bush Green, and stands just across the road from the marketplace which gives it its name. Stallholders have traded on the strip of land beside the Hammersmith & City line since 1914, when the market took over the station's first site. The other end of the market is served by Goldhawk Road Underground station.[9]

Shepherd's Bush Market station is the nearest Underground stop to various entertainment venues including the Bush Theatre and the Shepherd's Bush Empire. It is also one of the Underground stations which serve Loftus Road Football Stadium, the home of Queens Park Rangers football club. Westfield and West12 shopping centres are near the station.


London Buses routes 207, 260, 283 and 607 and night route N207 serve the station.[10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Station Codes" (PDF). Transport for London. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)". London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Archived from the original (XLSX) on 31 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 22 May 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  7. ^ Sheppard, Francis Henry Wollaston (1971). London, 1808-1870: the infernal wen. University of California Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-520-01847-1.
  8. ^ a b Rose, Douglas (1999). The London Underground: a Diagrammatic History (7th ed.). Capital Transport Publishing. ISBN 1-85414-219-4.
  9. ^ Panton, Kenneth (2003). "Shepherd's Bush". London: a Historical Companion. Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2577-3.
  10. ^ "Buses from Shepherd's Bush" (PDF). TfL. January 2023. Retrieved 23 January 2023.

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Preceding station   London Underground Following station
Goldhawk Road
towards Hammersmith
Circle line
Wood Lane
towards Edgware Road via Aldgate
Hammersmith & City line Wood Lane
towards Barking
Former service
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Metropolitan line
Hammersmith branch (1864-1908)
Latimer Road
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Wood Lane
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Goldhawk Road
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Latimer Road
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Wood Lane
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Latimer Road
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