White City tube station is a London Underground station situated on Wood Lane in White City in west London. The station is on the Central line, between Shepherds Bush and East Acton stations, in Travelcard Zone 2.
The Station Today:
White City is the innermost surface station on the western leg of the Central line, and trains enter tube tunnels immediately to the south of the station. An interesting feature is that the line adopts right-hand running through the station rather than the conventional left-hand running. 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 station, situated a short distance to the south of White City which was opened in 1908 as the then 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 tracks, with the centre track having platforms on each side meaning that it can handle trains running in either direction. A siding between the running lines to the north of the station allows trains from Central London to be reversed and run back eastwards. Trains going out of service can return to the below ground White City depot to the south of the station via sidings between the running lines. The nearby Wood Lane station on the Hammersmith & City line provides a convenient interchange between the lines.