London Underground will replace Hanger Lane junction (where the Ealing Broadway branch of the District Line diverges from the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly Line) from October 24 to November 1, in a bid to make journeys faster, smoother and more reliable.
The existing junction was built in 1984, and poor ground conditions means that it has required frequent maintenance and suffered repeated points failures. LU is doing the work in two halves, allowing the Piccadilly Line to run normally on weekdays. The closure of the District Line section also allows LU to replace 330 metres of track at Ealing Broadway in preparation for the full modernisation of the route.
LU Director of Capital Programmes David Waboso said: “When the junction re-opens, it will be immediately more reliable and trains will be able to travel faster through it. District Line customers will see more and more new trains over the next year, followed by a complete modernisation of the line’s signalling that will radically improve journeys.”