Wednesday, 2 November 2016

TFL Open Day on 14 and 15 November at TVC Pavilion

TFL are inviting Shepherd's Bush residents to a public exhibition of plans to transform the disused railway arches below and adjacent to Wood Lane Tube station, which will be turned into retail and commercial units. 

The newly restored arches "will provide new jobs and opportunities for businesses and deliver revenue to be reinvested into the transport network." 

Hammersmith and City line (centre)

What's this all about?
The Hammersmith and City line. According to TFL, the arches beneath the railway currently "form a barrier between the major new developments in the area". By which they mean the new Westfield extension, led by John Lewis, as well as TV Centre across Wood Lane and the St James development of the old M&S site.  TFL intend to "open up some of the arches to create new public access routes and cycle parking."

The arches below the Hammersmith & City line weren't worth much when the land around them was warehouses and light industry. But, now that White City is being transformed by massive new retail, business and residential development, the arches have been turned into valuable real estate.

When will it happen?
Subject to planning consent, the first 13 arches "will be available for new tenants around October 2017, when the new John Lewis store at Westfield is set to open". 

Will the works affect the tube service on the Hammersmith & City line and Wood lane?
Apparently not. The works "will not impact on the operation of the station".

When is the open day?

TFL will be holding a public exhibition of the proposals on 14 and 15 November. Monday 14 November from 4pm to 8pm; and Tuesday 15 November from 4pm to 8pm.

Television Centre Sales Pavilion, Ground Floor (opposite Wood Lane Tube station)

Any questions?
For more information, contact Tom Atkinson, Communications and Engagement Manager, Commercial Development at Transport for London
Tel: 020 7126 4832 | Auto: 64832 I Mob: 07715 428835 | E-mail:

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