The Anonymous Widower

Track Layout At West Ealing For The Greenford Branch Line

These pictures show the track layout, where the Greenford Branch Line leaves the Great Western Main Line.

The basic track layout is simple.

The track from the bay platform 5 in West Ealing station and a track that joins to the Up Slow Line through platform 4 come together in a short length of single track, that then splits again to form the double track of the Greenford Branch Line.

Whilst I was waiting on West Ealing station, a freight train came down the Down Slow Line and then  through Platform 3 of the station, before going down the branch line. So there must be another crossover to allow trains to change tracks.

The pictures are described in detail as follows.

  1.  The Greenford Branch Splits/Joins Outside West Ealing Station – The track to the left, goes to the bay platform 5.
  2. The Greenford Branch Changes From Single To Double Track At The Start Of The Branch – The branch is double-track until outside Greenford station.
  3. West Ealing Sidings To The Top-Left And The Greenford Branch To The Right – The Plasser site is in the middle.
  4.  The Greenford Branch Joins The Great Western Main Line – The bay platform 5 is straight ahead.

I suspect that when the timetable changes in May, the track layout will be in its final form.


January 4, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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