I noticed that a new ticket office has been opened at Hammersmith H&C and Circle line station. I understand that the previous ticket office was demolished during platform extension work to accommodate S7 trains.
Of course the new ticket office wasn't actually staffed when I visited on Tuesday around 19:00 because ticket office have minimal opening hours these days.
Does this new area on the east side near the station entrance also include a station control room or other facilities? Otherwise the business case for building a new ticket office that is lightly used would be rather poor. I believe Wood Lane was built without a ticket office.
I went through there today, seeing there are a pair of brand new ticket windows there. Perhaps the ticket windows back on to a Staff Area facility built at the same time? It will be nice if someone in the know can advise us accordingly.
In some ways, Windows XP was equivalent to the 1938 trains - A very long life, and the Windows Vista was the equivalent of the Short-lived 1983 trains - withdrawn prematurely.
To explain the contradictions in the last few speedy posts see this map. First railway to Hammersmith was the H&C in 1864, originally GWR, from 1867 Met & GW joint, eventually to LU - pale blue and yellow on the map. Next was the LSWR Addison Road (now Kensington Olympia)- Hammersmith Grove Road - Gunnersbury - Richmond line (blue) in 1869; with the following year a link to the H&C - there was then a Met service to Richmond, which lasted until 1906 (never electrified). Finally the District arrived (orangeish) - to Hammersmith [Broadway] in 1874, then onto Studland Road Junction in 1877, with running over the LSWR to Richmond: in c1910 the MDR built its own pair of tracks to Turnham Green - the LSWR pair were disused with the closure of the line through Grove Road in WW1, but later used when the Piccadilly was extended west in c1930. All these lines were principally for passenger services, but used to some extent for freight (which did have some influence on how Turnham Green Junction was reorganised in c1930 - there are further details in Steam to Silver)
Now theres a couple of office blocks blocking the original route
...And a bit (the car-park?) of the King's Mall shopping centre... The office block was,when last seen,a rather shabby early-60s example which may well be up for re-development soon.Perhaps the route through should be safeguarded in case of future re-use...
There was a link, in the westbound direction. There was even a station on the link Hammersmith (Grove Road) opened on the 1/10/1877. The station closed in 1906 and the link was removed about 10 years later.