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Written by Marcus Dawson - 28 Mar 2004
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Location notes
Located just over 4 miles outside of Paddington on the Great Western Main Line.
Railway type and traffic
There is an range of passenger services running through the station, this includes: First Great Western 125s and 180s, Thames Trains 168's, Heathrow Express 332s. There is also a range of freight passing through which joins the line from the North London Line via a curve at the east end of the station
To the west of the station is a large yard that hosts a number of stone trains.
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Environment
The station is open (has no ticket barriers ) and is situated in a busy area of west London.
Road directions
From the A40, in Acton, head south onto Horn Lane and the station is on your left.

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Acton Main Line map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking is restricted during the week, but there are residential side streets where you might be able to park.
Public transport
Thames trains services stop at the station. There are also numerous bus routes as well.

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Amenities
There are no amenities on the platfroms, but there are a number of cafes and newsagents in the area.

Harry's Bar comes highly recommended by members of the Freightmaster forum.
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Acton Main Line

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Photographic notes
Trains pass at very high speed through the platforms. The station is bordered at the east end by a large over bridge and a large yard to the west. There is also a freight avoiding line to the north of the platforms, which is behind a set of iron railings.


General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east

The eastern end of the platforms finish at the over bridge. This train has descended the Acton curve from the north London Line and is crossing to the main lines.

Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 4 - Looking west


Fig 5 - Looking west



Fig 5 - Looking west


Fig 6 - Looking west



Fig 6 - Looking west


Fig 7 - Looking west



Fig 7 - Looking west

From the station over bridge.

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