Ravenscourt Park (ZRA)

Ravenscourt Park is a stop on the District Line in West London between Hammersmith and Stamford Brook.

Type: Transport for London
(District Line)
Station code: ZRA
Opened: 1873
Platforms: 4 (2 inactive)
The station pre-dates the Underground. Ravenscourt Park was opened (as Shaftesbury Road) by the London & South West Railway in 1873 on it's branch line to Richmond. In 1877 the District Railway and later the Metropolitan Railway also reached the station. The station was renamed Ravenscourt Park in 1888 [1] following the opening of a park nearby. By the 1880s the Great Western Railway were also serving the station. The Midland Railway also stopped at the station for a couple of years in the 1880s.

The District Railway electrified the line through Ravenscourt Park in 1905. The other operators to the station gradually dropped out so by 1916 only the District Railway was serving it. The Piccadilly Line was extended through Ravenscourt Park in 1932 but to this day does not stop at the station except on rare occasions such as during engineering works.

Ravenscourt Park consists of two island platforms with the two outer lines used by the District Line and the two inner line by through Piccadilly Line trains.
A West bound District S7 prepares to depart

A Picadilly Line 73ts passes through

A signal relay cabin is on the end of the platform

Another Piccadilly Line train passes through

The through lines

[1] Jason Cross, London Underground Guide 2017 (Train Crazy, 2017) p. 151