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White City tube station
White City is the innermost surface station on the western leg of the Central line, and trains enter tube tunnels immediately on the London side of the station. An interesting feature is that the Central Line adopts right-hand running through the station. This is a historical consequence of the reversal of the tracks in the tunnels of the anti-clockwise loop track built for the now-disused Wood Lane tube station, situated a short distance to the south of White City and built as the western terminus of the Central London Railway. The two tracks return to their normal left-hand orientation by a surface fly-over roughly half way between White City and East Acton stations.
The station's running layout has three roads, with the centre road having two platform faces; it can hence be used to handle trains running in either direction. A siding between the running lines to the west allows trains coming from Central London to be reversed and run back eastwards. Trains coming out of service can return to the car sheds at White City depot to the east of the station via sidings between the running lines.
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