USS stands for underground’s secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/
This station was open on 23 June 1903. I visited this station on 12.01’2019. At the time of writing this blog, I visited 12 stations this year (4%). Since I started this project, I visited 66 stations (24%), and I passed 167 stations. (62%). I passed 71% stations of the Piccadilly line so far.
North Ealing looks like a residential area for me without anything worth exploring.
Area maybe boring but the station is one of the hidden gems on the London Underground. It is a unique station that as according to Wikipedia:
“The South Harrow branch not rebuilt in the 1930s to the “Holden” style for the start of the Piccadilly Line service. It retains its slightly rural air as a result.” An 1930s railway sub-station is built alongside the Eastbound platform and is typical of the LPTB brick and concrete architectural style of the period.Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Ealing_tube_station)
This station has a unique architecture for Piccadilly line, and it has many original elements like old signs, clock and so on. Piccadilly line seems to be full of fantastically designed stations.
You can find many unique elements:
- It was serviced by District line in the past.
- It is the only station on Acton Town to Raynor’s lane branch that hasn’t been refurbished to Piccadilly line style when Piccadilly line took over this branch from District line
I didn’t see any interesting cafe, pub or European restaurant.
Note: All resources I used to gather knowledge I will keep on the introduction page (https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/)