The joint New North Main Line (NNML) of the Great Central and Great Western opened in 1903 and its North Acton railway station followed in 1904. The Great Western Railway (GWR) built the Ealing & Shepherd's Bush Railway, which connected the Central London Railway (CLR) with the GWR's Ealing Broadway station. CLR trains began using the route on 3 August 1920. The stations at North Acton and West Acton were built and owned by the GWR, and both opened on 5 November 1923. The BBC has been associated with North Acton for many decades, with its main television rehearsal studios and its costume collection located in North Acton, adjacent to the railway station. There is a short and easy journey of just two stops on the Central line to reach White City and the BBC Television Centre there. Many famous actors and producers have utilised the rehearsal studios, and North Acton public house 'The Castle' opposite, where actors frequently gathered for lunch and refreshments.
Passenger access is down from the booking hall, which is part-way down the southern side of the cutting with two exits up to Victoria Road. This is the last station before the Central line splits into the West Ruislip and Ealing Broadway branches. Approximately half the trains stopping at the station head to each destination. The support centre for Carphone Warehouse and numerous other companies have offices in the vicinity. There are approximately 600 new flats directly opposite the station, and there is a Holiday Inn Express hotel next door to the station with the Ramada Encore hotel another five minutes' walk away. The station has payphones, a bridge and waiting room.
Connections: London Buses route 95, 260, 266, 440 and 487 serve the station.