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South Ealing London Underground
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Location Ealing
Local authority London Borough of Ealing
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 4
Fare zone 3
Railway companies
Original company District Railway
Key dates
1 May 1883 Station opened
29 April 1935 Piccadilly line service introduced
1964 District line service withdrawn
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South Ealing tube station is a London Underground station in the London Borough of Ealing. The station is on the Heathrow Airport branch of the Piccadilly line, between Acton Town and Northfields stations. It is located on South Ealing Road and is in Travelcard Zone 3.


South Ealing station was opened by the District Railway (DR, now the District line), on 1 May 1883 on a line to Hounslow Town (located on Hounslow High Street but now closed).

Electrification of the DR's tracks took place between 1903 and 1905 with electric trains replacing steam trains on the Hounslow branch from 13 June 1905. Piccadilly line services, which had been running non-stop through the station since January 1933, began serving South Ealing from 29 April 1935. From this date, the branch was operated jointly by both lines until District line services were withdrawn on 10 October 1964.

In 2006, the station was refurbished at platform level, providing new signage, passenger shelters, security equipment and public address system.


London Buses route 65 serves the station.


    • South Ealing station, 1916
    • Ticket hall, 1927
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
towards Heathrow Airport
(Terminal 4 or Terminal 5)
Piccadilly line
towards Cockfosters
    Former services    
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Boston Manor
District line
towards Upminster
District line

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