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<tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Location</th><td class="label" style="">South Acton</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Local authority</th><td class="" style="">London Borough of Ealing</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Managed by</th><td class="" style="">London Overground</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Owner</th><td class="" style="">Network Rail</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Station code</th><td class="nickname" style="">SAT</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Number of platforms</th><td class="" style="">2</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Accessible</th><td class="" style="">Handicapped/disabled access[1]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Fare zone</th><td class="" style="">3</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">
</th></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">National Rail annual entry and exit</th></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2004–05</th><td class="" style="">75,193[2]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2005–06</th><td class="" style="">80,995[2]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2006–07</th><td class="" style="">0.368 million[2]</td></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">2007–08</th><td class="" style="">0.278 million[2]</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">
</th></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">1880</th><td class="" style="">Opened</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center; ">
</th></tr><tr><th style="white-space: nowrap">Lists of stations</th><td class="hlist" style="">*DLR

</table> South Acton railway station is in the London Borough of Ealing in South Acton, west London. It is on the North London Line, and the station and all trains serving it are operated by London Overground. It is in Travelcard Zone 3. Until 1959 it was also served by the District line of the London Underground.

HistoryEdit

Between 1880 and 1917 the station served as an interchange station between the North London Line and the Hammersmith & Chiswick branch.

Branch line from Acton TownEdit

ConstructionEdit

A short spur of the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR) from Acton Town station, 1,232 yards (1,126 metres) long, was authorised by the Metropolitan Railway Act of 1874.[3] When first opened, the spur was used for goods trains from 15 May 1899 onwards. Passenger services were introduced on 13 June 1905 to provide an interchange with the North London Railway which ran services from north London to the MDR's Richmond branch. It thus provided an easier interchange for Richmond for eastbound passengers than changing trains at Turnham Green further east.

The South Acton station on the District line of the London Underground was located adjacent to South Acton station on the North London Line on the north-west side of the tracks.

Initially, the line had through passenger services to Hounslow Barracks (now Hounslow West). However, the line was relatively little used and in 1932 the line was reduced to a single track, operated by a one-car shuttle service between Acton Town and South Acton.

In 1933 the railway became part of the London Passenger Transport Board, becoming a branch line of the District line.

In later years, the shuttle train was normally worked by a single car of London Underground G Stock, specially modified for one person operation and fitted with additional brakes. Given the (then highly unusual) driver-only operation, the branch line was equipped with a two wire emergency telephone system at window level, a feature normally found only in tunnels on the London Underground.

ClosureEdit

The South Acton shuttle was withdrawn on 28 February 1959. Nothing now remains of the spur, except for a few bridgeheads and sections of the old trackbed, which indicate the route. Currently the rest of station of the same name continues to be well used.

ServiceEdit

The typical service (as of 2009) at the station is four trains per hour westbound to Richmond, and four trains per hour eastbound to Stratford via Willesden, Highbury and Hackney.

Transport linksEdit

The station lies on London bus route 440.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°29′58″N 0°16′15″W / 51.4994°N 0.2707°W / 51.4994; -0.2707

South Acton, London
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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Turnham Green   Midland Railway
North London Line
  Acton Central
Terminus   N & SWJ Railway
Hammersmith branch
  Hammersmith & Chiswick
Underground no-text London Underground
Terminus   District Line
South Acton branch
  Acton Town

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