Wood Lane (Metropolitan Line)

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Location of stations in the Shepherd's Bush area

Wood Lane was the name of two now closed stations on the London Underground . They were both in close proximity, but were not operationally linked. One was part of the Metropolitan Line (today Hammersmith & City Line ), the other a station in a turning loop of the Central Line . The metropolitan line station was located between what is now Latimer Road and Shepherd's Bush Market .

The station of the then Metropolitan Railway (predecessor of the Metropolitan Line) was opened on May 1, 1908 for the Franco-British Exhibition . The original plans provided that the station should only be open for the duration of the exhibition. However, it was not closed again until October 31, 1914, when Shepherd's Bush station was relocated to the north and it was only 300 meters away.

On May 5, 1920, the Metropolitan Railway put the station back into operation, but only for event traffic to the adjacent exhibition center. After a fire on the wooden platform, it was finally closed on October 24, 1959. A short time later, the facility was torn down (the route runs above ground) and only a few relics remain, such as the ticket booth under the viaduct.

A few hundred meters further north there is a station on the same route, which is also called Wood Lane and was opened in October 2008.


  • JE Connor: London's disused Underground stations . Capital Transport, London 2001, ISBN 1-85414-250-X , pp. 78-89 .

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Coordinates: 51 ° 30 ′ 31 ″  N , 0 ° 13 ′ 31.1 ″  W.