- Ruislip tube station
Ruislip is a
London Undergroundstation in Ruislipin north London. The station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan lineand Piccadilly line, between Ruislip Manor and Ickenham stations. The station is located on West End Road (A4180). It is in Travelcard Zone 6.
The Metropolitan Railway (Harrow & Uxbridge Railway) constructed the line between Harrow on the Hill and Uxbridge and commenced services on
4 July 1904with, initially, Ruislip being the only intermediate stop. At first, services were operated by steam trains, but track electrificationwas completed in the subsequent months and electric trains began operating on 1 January 1905.
1 March 1910, an extension of the District Linefrom South Harrow to connect with the Metropolitan Railway at Rayners Lane was opened enabling District Line trains to serve stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge from that date. On 23 October 1933District Line services were replaced by Piccadilly Line trains.
It is possible to reverse trains from west to east at Ruislip. Trains must detrain in the westbound platform and then continue for approximately half a mile to a siding. When leaving the siding, the train must come back the way it came and enters the eastbound platform by means of a crossover. Unfortunately, while this manoeuvre is carried out, both the westbound and eastbound services are held up. Therefore, this manoeuvre is usually only done by some peak-hour
Piccadilly linetrains due to the inconvenience it causes.
Bus routes 114, 331, 398, E7, H13, U1 and U10 serve the station.
* [http://photos.ltmcollection.org London's Transport Photographic Archive]
** ltmcollection|6i/i000026i.jpg|First train arriving at Ruislip station on opening day, 4 July 1904
** ltmcollection|6c/i000066c.jpg|Platforms at Ruislip station in 1934
** ltmcollection|05/9888705.jpg|Entrance to Ruslip station in 1955
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