Last Alteration: Thursday 20 May 2010

Wood Lane Central Line Station

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51°30'32"-00°13'27" show decimal

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Wood Lane Central Line Station

Wood Lane's stations were originally opened to service exhibitions that used to take place at what is now White City. The Central Line station was eventually closed in 1947 once the existing White City station had opened (and the Metropolitan Line station was replaced by the BBC's car park!). The station's entrance and much of its structure underground survived through to 2006, but with the building of the new Shepherd's Bush shopping centre and bus station it has all since been demolished (though the front facade was removed to the Acton Museum!).

How to get here:


Underground (Central): White City - Walk south along Wood Lane, and the site of the station is to the left after Ariel Way. +


Bus: White City Bus Map - The bus station is built upon the site of the old station. +


Access: privateStatus: demolishedStation Site


«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 27th May 2006 by Chuck Foster

"Taken on my mobile from a Hammersmith & City train passing by."

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 25 Aug 1964
Barbara runs through the ruins


Where to walk to next?


BBC Television Centre (The Seeds of Doom, An Adventure in Space and Time). No route recorded to this location.


Warehouse Lane (The Evil of the Daleks). Cross over and turn left. Then turn right into MacFarlane Road. Pass through the railway arch, and Warehouse Lane is on the left.


. Walk north along Wood Lane until you reach the station.

Additional locations as the crow flies:


Hammersmith Park (The Daleks' Master Plan): 0.17 miles.


White City Central Line Station (The Chase): 0.20 miles.


Swancombe House (walkway) (The Silurians): 0.37 miles.


Lime Grove Studios: 0.40 miles.

Other show-related mentions for the location:


DVD Release: The Dalek Invasion of Earth - This release includes a "Now and Then" featurette contrasting the location between when it was filmed and the modern day (this was recorded before the area was demolished for the new shopping centre).

General Details:


17 Sep 2006: This day saw the announcement of a new large-scale shopping centre to be built to the east of Wood Lane; Westfield London will see a new tube station built to connect the Central and Hammersmith and City lines, maybe a chance for the old Wood Lane site to be resurrected ...

Further links about the location:


Underground History - Wood Lane station


Subterranean Britain - Wood Lane Station

Related Stories


The Dalek Invasion of Earth [25 Aug 1964]: Barbara is led rebels' safe house

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