Hanger Lane London Underground
Station building
Hanger Lane is located in Greater London
Hanger Lane
Hanger Lane
Location of Hanger Lane in Greater London
LocationHanger Hill
Local authorityLondon Borough of Ealing
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone3
OSIPark Royal[1]
London Underground annual entry and exit
2018Decrease 3.56 million[2]
2019Decrease 3.55 million[3]
2020Decrease 1.90 million[4]
2021Decrease 1.47 million[5]
2022Increase 2.58 million[6]
Key dates
30 June 1947Opened
Other information
External links
Coordinates51°31′49″N 0°17′35″W / 51.530278°N 0.293056°W / 51.530278; -0.293056
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Hanger Lane is a London Underground station in Hanger Hill, Ealing, on the border between West and Northwest London. It is located on the West Ruislip branch of the Central line, between Perivale and North Acton stations, and is in Travelcard Zone 3.

It is within walking distance of Park Royal station on the Piccadilly line. The two lines cross a little east of Hanger Lane station.

History

The Great Western Railway (GWR) opened Twyford Abbey Halt just east of the site on 1 May 1904 as part of the GWR and Great Central Railway Joint Railway project (the New North Main Line) towards High Wycombe. It was closed on 1 May 1911, replaced by Brentham station to the west of the present location. That station was closed between 1915 and 1920 due to World War I economies. Brentham and most main-line stations between North Acton and West Ruislip were finally closed in 1947 when the Central line was extended from North Acton on electrified tracks built under the LPTB New Works Programme of 1935; the delay was due to World War II.

The Central line station opened on 30 June 1947 as "Hanger Lane" as it was near that road.

The entrance and roof of the subsurface ticket hall form the centre of the Hanger Lane Gyratory System, a complex roundabout in West London where the A40 Western Avenue crosses the A406 North Circular Road in an underpass. Passengers must use pedestrian subways under the gyratory to access the station, which is itself above ground.

In 2012 the station building exterior was repainted, refurbished and given new London Underground roundels.

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.[7]

Development

In 2004 the multinational Diageo company agreed to build platforms to the east for an interchange with Park Royal on the Piccadilly line,[8][9] as part of its First Central business park,[10] built on the site of the (now demolished) Guinness brewery. As of June 2022, this has not happened.

Connections

London Buses routes 95, 112, 226, 483 and 487 serve the station.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Out of Station Interchanges" (XLSX). Transport for London. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Archived from the original on 14 January 2023. Retrieved 11 October 2023.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2020. Transport for London. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2021. Transport for London. 12 July 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2022. Transport for London. 4 October 2023. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  7. ^ "Huge boost for accessibility as further 13 stations to go step-free". London City Hall. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  8. ^ alwaystouchout Park Royal Central line platforms
  9. ^ London Borough of Brent: Central line agreement[permanent dead link] Audit trail for planning agreement not all on-line, but starts here
  10. ^ First Central business park Archived 16 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine Map of Park Royal Central line platforms
Preceding station London Underground Following station
Perivale
towards West Ruislip
Central line
Ruislip Branch
North Acton