Ruislip Residents' Association

London Underground

London Underground serves Ruislip well, with three local lines and five local stations.  This page will keep members informed about proposals for change and any other issues as they arise.


All metropolitan line trains now have had static strap hangers installed on many of the high horizontal grab bars within the carriages.    This should make it far easier for shorter people to find somewhere safe to hold on to when standing up in these trains.    We would be interested to hear your views about them.   Are they of help to you?
Published on 03 February 2013



Due to strong customer feedback about most of the handrails in the new trains being too high, LU will be fitting strap hangers to some rails.  Meanwhile some of the trains need to be sent back to the manufacturers for various modifications.  To ensure that there will still be enough trains running on the line whilst those trains are being worked on, LU will be providing us with some S Stock trains from the Circle/District line.  These are the same make/type of train, but the seating is all longitudinal (like on the Piccadilly line) rather than in blocks of seats.
Published on 15 November 2012

If you wish to check the tube train times when planning a day out, you can find the current timetables here.

First published on 02 July 2012.  Last updated on 10 July 2012

In December 2011 it was agreed in principal that the Croxley Rail Link project would go ahead. Unfortunately the decision did still include the closure of the Watford Metropolitan Line station (near Cassiobury Park) once the new line has been built.

The project will now proceed through the Transport and Works Act Order process, which is the statutory means for gaining the powers to construct, operate and maintain the link.

If all goes well, the procurement process should start this Spring, and building work on the rail line would then be scheduled to begin in the summer of 2014, with the aim for it to be completed by the autumn of 2015. Therefore the line will hopefully open to the public in 2016.
Published on 21 February 2012

This proposed rail link is not in our Ruislip area, being close to Watford.   However, it may be of interest to any of our residents who travel to Watford for work/shopping/leisure.


The proposal is to extend the current Metropolitan line from past Croxley station, via Watford High Street station, so that it would terminate at Watford Junction.  This would give us a tube line access to the centre of Watford, rather than just to the outskirts.   Here is the link to the website for more information and also for the consultation.


The scheme  would involve building 2 new stations - one which would be very close to Watford General Hospital and one near an industrial park.  Most of the extension would run along an existing disused railway line.  However, the present proposal would mean closing the current Watford station at the end of the existing Metropolitan line (i.e. the one that serves Cassiobury Park).

Having considered the matter at our last Executive meeting, RRA has decided to support the proposal.  It would improve access to Watford for shoppiing, the hospital and the football ground and thus perhaps reduce the need for people to drive to the area.  However, we do not agree with the proposed closure of the the existing Metropolitan line station near Cassiobury Park.  We will be writing to ask for that part of the line and station to remain open should the scheme go ahead.

Published on 19 July 2011

Ruislip and Ruislip Manor

  • Metropolitan. For Baker Street or to Uxbridge
  • Piccadilly. For Central London, Heathrow (change at Acton Town), or Uxbridge (restricted service)

West Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens and South Ruislip

  • Central Line. For Central London or Ealing Broadway (change at North Acton)
  • (The national Chiltern Line railway can also be accessed from South and West Ruislip Stations)
First published on 21 January 2011.  Last updated on 10 May 2011

If you are delayed by more than 15 minutes, you may be entitled to a refund of the full single fare for your journey, (except if the delay was caused by reasons beyond LUL’s control, such as security alerts, fires or strikes). Claim Forms are available at stations, or you can claim via an on-line form on the Transport for London website.
First published on 11 February 2011.  Last updated on 19 April 2011

You must have a valid ticket for the whole length of your journey before boarding the train, otherwise you could be liable for a £10 fine. The only accepted excuse is if the booking office is closed and the ticket machine is out of change. LUL staff can check instantly if a machine at any given station is not working correctly. Travelcard holders who forget their pass at home are allowed one such lapse per year.

Now that automatic ticket barriers have been installed at all stations, the future of the penalty fares system is under review.

First published on 21 January 2011.  Last updated on 31 March 2011
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