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Barons Court station, a 120-year-old west London Tube station, is set to undergo extensive repairs and aesthetic enhancements following approval from Hammersmith and Fulham Council for a

Transport for London (TfL) application.

The Grade-II listed station currently faces several issues, including rotting in much of its canopy, cracked glazing on its staircase, and rust and water damage to its columns. Scheduled works, expected to commence towards the end of 2025, will involve replacing timber in the canopy, strengthening columns, and repainting the station in District line colors. General repairs and refurbishments are also planned, as reported by the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Barons Court station, originally constructed in 1904 for the Metropolitan District Railway and now serving both the District and Piccadilly lines, will be restored to a more authentic and appropriate color scheme. TfL noted in its submission that the current color scheme is not original and changing it would enhance the station without affecting its historical significance.

The project's execution, contingent upon funding approval, raises uncertainties regarding potential station closures during the renovation period. Photo by en:User:Shermozle, Wikimedia commons.