West London line

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The West London line is a short railway in inner West London that links in the south to Willesden Junction in the north.wikipedia
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Wormwood Scrubs

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Renamed the West London Railway (WLR) the line officially opened on 27 May 1844, and regular services began on 10 June, but before that trials to demonstrate the potential of the atmospheric railway system had been held from 1840 to 1843 on a half-mile section of track adjacent to Wormwood Scrubs, leased to that system's promoters; The WLR used conventional power but was not a commercial success.
The eastern part, known as Little Wormwood Scrubs, is cut off by Scrubs Lane and the West London Line railway.

Kensington (Olympia) station

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The new line opened on 2 March 1863 with a passenger station at Addison Road (now Kensington (Olympia)) slightly north of the original Kensington station, and was then well used by various inner London services for the remainder of the nineteenth century.
On the main-line railway it is on the West London Line from to, by which trains bypass central London.

London Overground

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Southern and London Overground provide regular passenger services; detailed below. A 2010 Department for Transport command paper highlights opportunities for interchanges at Old Oak Common with London Underground, London Overground and Southern's cross-London services, while a report prepared by Terry Farrell and Partners for the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham proposes the construction of an overhead light rail, automated people mover or personal rapid transit system linking "Old Oak Central" [sic] with Willesden Junction.
On 27 September 2009, Imperial Wharf station opened on the West London line, between West Brompton and.

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

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An Act in 1859 granted those two companies, with the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) and the London and South Western Railway (L&SWR), powers to construct the West London Extension Joint Railway on the filled-in canal south from the Kensington Basin to the bridge under the Kings Road, to bridge the Thames and to connect near Clapham Junction to railways south of the river.
The VS&PR line was also connected with another joint venture the West London Extension Joint Railway, jointly financed by the LB&SCR, L&SWR, GWR and the L&NWR, to permit goods transfers between the companies and cross-London passenger trains.

Suburban electrification of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway

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The northern section of the line, from Willesden Junction to Kensington Olympia and on to Earls Court, was electrified by the LNWR in 1915.
See also Watford DC Line, North London Line and West London Line

Kensington Canal

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The Birmingham, Bristol & Thames Junction Railway was authorised in 1836 to run from the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), near the present Willesden Junction station, across the proposed route of the Great Western (GWR) on the level, to the Kensington Canal Basin.
A second railway line followed in the filled-in littoral of the canal, thus one became London Underground's Wimbledon branch and the other, the West London Line.

London, Midland and Scottish Railway

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A branch was installed to allow trains from the former Southern Railway to access to the West Coast Main Line and vice versa: in summer the London Midland and Scottish Railway ran from as far north as Glasgow to the South Coast.
The SR and the LMS were mainly overlapping on the West London Line.

Silverlink

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In 1997, as part of the privatisation of British Rail, operation of both the WLL and NLL was brought under the North London Railway franchise, and taken over by National Express, trading as Silverlink.

West Brompton station

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Platforms were reinstated at West Brompton in 1999.
West Brompton is a Tube and National Rail station on the District line and West London Line (WLL) in west London, on Old Brompton Road (A3218) immediately south of the demolished Earls Court Exhibition Centre and west of Brompton Cemetery in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

West Coast Main Line

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A branch was installed to allow trains from the former Southern Railway to access to the West Coast Main Line and vice versa: in summer the London Midland and Scottish Railway ran from as far north as Glasgow to the South Coast.
Southern provide an hourly service between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central, which calls at all stations then Clapham Junction via Selhurst, then all stations on the West London Line then Shepherd's Bush, Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone, Watford Junction, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Leighton Buzzard, Bletchley and Milton Keynes Central.

Willesden Junction station

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The West London line is a short railway in inner West London that links in the south to Willesden Junction in the north.
The high-level (HL) station consists of an island platform rebuilt in 1956, with faces as platforms 4 and 5, which are roughly at the level of Old Oak Lane to the west of the station, serving the NLL and the West London Line; some trains on the latter reverse in a central turnback siding on the NLL to the east of the station, this opened in 2011.

Southern Railway (UK)

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A branch was installed to allow trains from the former Southern Railway to access to the West Coast Main Line and vice versa: in summer the London Midland and Scottish Railway ran from as far north as Glasgow to the South Coast.
It also handled a large volume of cross-London freight from these to other yards north of the river via the West London and East London Lines which were jointly owned by the Southern Railway.

North Pole depot

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Until the High Speed 1 railway line from opened in November 2007, Eurostar trains from used the West London line to access their North Pole depot.
North Pole depot is located at two sites on either side of the West London Line, just north of North Pole junction.

Southern (Govia Thameslink Railway)

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Southern and London Overground provide regular passenger services; detailed below. A 2010 Department for Transport command paper highlights opportunities for interchanges at Old Oak Common with London Underground, London Overground and Southern's cross-London services, while a report prepared by Terry Farrell and Partners for the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham proposes the construction of an overhead light rail, automated people mover or personal rapid transit system linking "Old Oak Central" [sic] with Willesden Junction.
It also provides services between Milton Keynes and Croydon via the West London Line.

Tube map

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In the late 1970s, the Greater London Council began to revitalise the North London Line, incorporating it onto the Tube Map in 1977 as a white line with black borders marked "British Rail" and electrifying the route from Dalston to Woolwich in 1985.

North London line

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In the late 1970s, the Greater London Council began to revitalise the North London Line, incorporating it onto the Tube Map in 1977 as a white line with black borders marked "British Rail" and electrifying the route from Dalston to Woolwich in 1985.
The North London line, as part of Silverlink, along with the West London line, Gospel Oak to Barking Line and the Watford DC Line, was transferred to Transport for London (TfL) in 2007 to form its new London Overground service.

Chelsea & Fulham railway station

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It was situated between the King's Road and Fulham Road, on the present-day West London Line.

Uxbridge Road tube station

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Uxbridge Road station closed on 21 October 1940 during World War II, when the West London Line was put out of service during the Blitz.

District line

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Following bombing of the West London Line in 1940 the LMS and the Metropolitan line services over the West London Line were both suspended.

Shepherd's Bush railway station (1869-1916)

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The station was situated on the L&SWR's line between Richmond (now the District line) and the West London Joint Railway (WLJR).

West Cross Route

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The West Cross Route, one side of the Ringway 1 inner ring road, would have paralleled the line.
The road would have run from Battersea to Harlesden and would have paralleled the National Rail West London Line as an elevated road.

Third rail

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Also in London, the West London Line changes power supply between Shepherd's Bush and Willesden Junction, where it meets the North London Line.

Battersea Railway Bridge

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The bridge is used by the West London Line of the London Overground from Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction.

South London line

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It forms the western section of the Overground's orbital rail route which was completed in December 2012 when the East London line was extended to Clapham Junction via the South London line, linking it to the West London line.
The line since 2012 takes in Canada Water station, closely linked to Canary Wharf; similarly from Clapham Junction the West London line (including Kensington Olympia) is made directly available.

London Underground

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A 2010 Department for Transport command paper highlights opportunities for interchanges at Old Oak Common with London Underground, London Overground and Southern's cross-London services, while a report prepared by Terry Farrell and Partners for the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham proposes the construction of an overhead light rail, automated people mover or personal rapid transit system linking "Old Oak Central" [sic] with Willesden Junction.
Following bombing in 1940 passenger services over the West London line were suspended, leaving Olympia exhibition centre without a railway service until a District line shuttle from Earl's Court began after the war.