Monday, October 15, 2012


London’S Extraordinary Railway Stations   by Carin

in Travel    (submitted 2012-10-15)


Perhaps, not many know that 'Railways' originated in England. Yes, the country stands boastful for its outstanding service to the human race. The railway stations of England, especially London have a fabulous infrastructure. We bring you some interesting features about the most leading railway stations of London - Abbey Wood, Acton Central, Acton Main Line, Acton Town and Albany Park.
Abbey Wood
Abbey Wood railway station has a long history as it was opened nearly 162 years ago, on the 30th of July, 1849. Alphabetically, standing as the first railway station in United Kingdom, Abbey Wood acts as a connection between Plumstead and Belvedere stations on the North Kent Line and mainly serves the suburb of Abbey Wood, and South East London. When compared to other railway stations, Abbey Wood remains as the most preferred means of rail transport for its locality, as it is situated close to the suburb of Thamesmead, from where buses can be afforded to reach Thamesmead. In the past 50 years, the station has been renovated twice and is again going through the same process for the new Crossrail that will commence at the earliest by 2018. This crossrail will be a connecting link from North West to Excel, London and Canary Wharf followed by city centre, Heathrow Airport and Maidenhead.
Acton Central
Acton Central has a substantial identity as it serves as a base for trains to change power supply from OHLE to 3rdRail and vice versa. Exactly situated in North London Line, between South Acton and Willesden Junction, the station was opened on the 1st of August, 1853. Formerly known as Acton, the station was rechristened as Acton Central 72yrs after its opening. Acton Central is also known as Beeching Axe and was included in Zone 2.
Acton Main Line
Celebrated as the first National Rail station on the Great Western Main Line, currently First Great Western operates the service between Paddington and Greenford. Acton Main Line is situated in Travel Card Zone 3. The station was opened by Great Western Railway and following the nationalization of the railways in 1948, it commenced its operation by the Western Region of British Railways. There are lots of improvements happening at Acton Main Line that include the construction of a new station building with the facilities of a larger ticket hall, making entry and exit easier for passengers, step-free access on street level platforms with stairs leading to a new footbridge, and a couple of lifts are to be constructed.
Acton Town
This is a London underground station situated in Acton across the junction of Gunnersbury Lane and Bollo Lane in West London. Unlike Piccadilly line trains that run on non-stop service between Acton Town and Hammersmith except a stop at Turnham Green two times a day, i.e. in the morning and at the end of day. Outside the station, especially at night times, there are buses connecting the main area of Acton that include E3 and night bus N11.
Albany Park
Southeastern currently operates the train services at Albany Park, found in the London Borough of Bexley in south-east London. Most of the trains from Platform One commute passengers towards London Charing Cross two times an hour during day to London Cannon Street (Monday to Saturday). The trains on platform two have services are always due east towards Dartford. The railway station is surrounded by many residences and businesses including a few pubs and restaurants.

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