Acton Town Station
|District Line||Ealing Broadway||Ealing Common||Acton Town||Chiswick Park||east|
|Piccadilly Line||Heathrow||South Ealing||Acton Town||Turnham Green|
(Late evening + Sundays)
|Rayner's Lane||Ealing Common|
In each direction are cross platform interchanges between the District Line and the Piccadilly Line - the outer tracks for the District and the inner for the Piccadilly. Note that Piccadilly Line trains sometimes use the outer tracks. A lot of people change here westbound, as this is where the Piccadilly line forks between the Rayner's Lane and Heathrow branches.
Where to Alight
- Westbound Front of train
- Eastbound Rear of train
- Photo machine
- Cashpoints: HSBC, Nationwide (link)
- Toilets - They're pretty disgusting, chrome toilet seat jobs. Coin operated locks have recently been installed (Nov 2005), but have not checked the interior since these evil locks have been installed.
Acton Town is a favourite place for turning around trains, as it has a large depot and training facility, and is also close to Northfields and Ealing Common depots. Beware if travelling through here eastbound late at night. This is one of the stations where trains can be taken out of service and put to bed.
What to do if you are stranded at Acton Town
Firstly, there is a 24X7 minicab place in the station (Churchill Cars) who are reasonably reputable.
Secondly, there are buses that run past the front of the station. The E3 is frequent during the daytime, and this runs between Greenford and Chiswick via [South Ealing]? and Acton. The N11 night bus runs into Central London via Chiswick.
As an alternative, a 10 minute walk takes you to Acton High Street, where you can catch a 207/N207 which runs between Hayes and Shepherd's Bush (the N207 goes between Uxbridge and Central London), and a 266 24 hour service to Hammersmith or Brent Cross.
Although Chiswick is not far away (1/2 hour walk), walking along Bollo Lane late at night is not recommended, and is avoided by the locals, as this road takes you past the end of the notorious South Acton estate.