White City LUL Sidings, London Rail Building Photos, Architect Ian Ritchie Design

White City LUL Sidings

Northwest London Railway Building, England, UK – design by Ian Ritchie Architects

page updated 27 Jun 2014

White City LUL Sidings Building

Whitecity Central Line Sidings

Dates built: 1998-2006

Design: Ian Ritchie Architects

White City LUL Sidings Rail Building

White City Railway Building Whitecity Central Line Sidings Whitecity Sidings
photos from Ian Ritchie Architects 2007

Location: White City, London, UK

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White City tube station is a London Underground station situated on Wood Lane in White City in west London. The station is on the Central line, between Shepherds Bush and East Acton stations, in Travelcard Zone 2.

The station was opened on 23 November 1947, replacing the earlier Wood Lane station. Its construction started after 1938 and had been scheduled for completion by 1940, but the Second World War delayed its opening for another seven years. The architectural design of the station won an award at the Festival of Britain and a commemorative plaque recording this is attached to the building to the left of the main entrance.

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White City is the innermost surface station on the western leg of the Central line, and trains enter tube tunnels immediately to the south of the station. An interesting feature is that the line adopts right-hand running through the station rather than the conventional left-hand running. This is a historical consequence of the reversal of the tracks in the tunnels of the anti-clockwise loop track built for the now-disused Wood Lane station, situated a short distance to the south of White City which was opened in 1908 as the then western terminus of the Central London Railway. The two tracks return to their normal left-hand orientation by a surface fly-over roughly half way between White City and East Acton stations.
Source: wikipedia

Selected Buildings in the area

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White City Shopping Centre

White City Collaborative Care Centre
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
White City Care Centre
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White City Collaborative Care Centre

White City Architecture
White City Architecture
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Wood Lane Underground Station
Wood Lane Station
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Crystal Palace Concert Platform
Crystal Palace Concert Building
image from Ian Ritchie Architects

Ecology Gallery, Natural History Museum, Kensington
Ecology Gallery London
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London Architecture Photographs taken by Nick Weall with a Nikon D700 using either a 14-24mm Nikkor Lens or a 24-70mm Nikkor lens. All images taken with a tripod.
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