Construction is now underway on a new Hammersmith & City line
station, which will form part of a major new transport hub at White
The station is being built as part of the new White City retail and
leisure development, which is a partnership between London Underground
(LU) and developer Westfield, which is contributing £170m in
The new Hammersmith & City line station will be located between
Shepherd's Bush and Latimer Road stations. Customers will be able
to travel straight to the White City area on the Hammersmith &
City line instead of having to change to the Central line.
In addition to the new Hammersmith & City line station, further
transport improvements include a re-modelled Shepherd's Bush (Central
line) station; a new station on the West London Railway, which will
come under Transport for London (TfL) from late 2007; a new bus station
to the north west of the White City development; and a new southern
transport interchange that will connect LU, bus, West London Railway
and taxi services. It will also make provision for the proposed West
London Tram scheme.
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone said: 'The new world-class stations
at Shepherd's Bush and White City, along with a package of measures
to improve access to buses, taxis and the proposed West London Tram,
will be central to the successful regeneration of White City and will
bring real benefits to neighbouring areas.'
Tim O'Toole, LU Managing Director said: 'Major transport improvements
will be delivered as part of the White City development. This will
see the construction of world-class Tube stations at White City for
the Hammersmith & City line and at Shepherd's Bush for the Central
'The White City development will be a public transport success story
as it will provide links between Underground, national rail, bus,
taxis and the proposed tram scheme for west London.'
Michael Gutman, Managing Director, Westfield said: 'The new centre
will be a mix of food, leisure, and retail outlets, and is expected
to attract several million visitors each year. It is anticipated that
60 per cent of these will arrive by public transport.