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Coordinates: 51°31′35″N 0°14′46″W / 51.5264°N 0.2461°W / 51.5264; -0.2461

Old Oak Common
Old Oak Common is located in Greater London
Old Oak Common

 Old Oak Common shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ216823
London borough Hammersmith & Fulham
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district NW10
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
London Assembly West Central
List of places: UK • England • London

Old Oak Common is an area of London between Harlesden and Acton known for its railway depots, particularly Old Oak Common TMD. Further south lie an open area, Wormwood Scrubs Park, and Wormwood Scrubs prison. In the mid nineteenth century it was a centre for pig farming.

The two former GWR main lines, the Great Western Main Line (GWML) of 1838 to Reading via Slough, and the 1903 New North Main Line (NNML) via Greenford to Northolt Junction, which is the start of the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway line, split at Old Oak junction. The GWML has a regular passenger service; the now singled NNML is used by freight trains and empty coaching stock movements, with just one workday passenger train each way between Gerrards Cross and Paddington via West Ruislip.[citation needed]

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