TQ1680 : Train at West Ealing station

taken 3 years ago, near to Ealing, Great Britain

Train at West Ealing station
Train at West Ealing station
The station was opened in 1871 as "Castle Hill and Ealing Dene" by the Great Western Railway, which had opened its broad gauge tracks between Paddington and Taplow on 4th June 1838. The last broad-gauge services were operated in 1892.

The station was located next to the London Co-operative Societies main creamery, and so was equipped with a dedicated milk train platform.

The station originally consisted of four platforms, but platforms 1 and 2 (away to the right in this photograph) have been fenced off as trains on the main line no longer service the station. Platform 4 (from which this photograph is taken) was demolished and moved this side of the bridge in the distance in 1990, partially covering the site of the then long-closed milk depot. Here a train bound for Greenford waits at platform 3. The current station building was completed in 1987, following the demolition of the previous one a year earlier.

As part of the Crossrail proposal, services from the Greenford Branch Line will terminate at West Ealing and this will be enabled by converting the former LCS milk train bay into an extra bay platform.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 September, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1661 8072 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.8028N 0:19.2567W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1653 8071
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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