Boston Manor tube station
Boston Manor is a London Underground station serving the Boston Manor area between Brentford and Elthorne in west London. The station is on the Heathrow branch of the Underground's Piccadilly Line, between Osterley and Northfields stations. The station is located on Boston Manor Road (A3002) on the boundary between the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Ealing. It is in Travelcard Zone 4.

Boston Manor station was opened by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR), on 1 May 1883 on a line to Hounslow Town (located on Hounslow High Street but now closed). The station was originally named Boston Road. The signs on the platforms gave the name as Boston Manor for Brentford & Hanwell. Electrification of the MDR's tracks took place between 1903 and 1905 with electric trains replacing steam trains on the Hounslow branch from 13 June 1905. The station was given its current name on 11 December 1911. Between 1932 and 1934 the station was rebuilt to replace the 1883 station building. The new station was designed by Stanley Heaps in the modern European style used elsewhere on the Piccadilly line by Charles Holden. The design uses brick, reinforced concrete and glass. A narrow fin-like tower with an illuminated leading edge and roundel rises high above the low structure and helps identify the station from a distance. Piccadilly Line services, which had been running as far as Northfields since January 1933 were extended to run to Hounslow West on 13 March 1933 when the partially completed Boston Manor station was opened to passengers. Building works were completed on 25 March 1934. District Line services were withdrawn on 9 October 1964.

Boston Manor station is served by the 195 bus route, which runs north through Hanwell and Southall, terminating at Charville Lane Estate, Hayes, and south into Brentford; and the E8 bus route, which runs north through Hanwell and West Ealing, terminating at Ealing Broadway station, and south into Brentford. There is also a minicab firm inside the station.

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