Greenford is a Travelcard Zone 4 station in Greater London, served by London Underground and National Rail trains. It first opened in 1904, but the present buildings date back to the 1930s, when the Central Line was added. In 2014, it became the last London station to convert from wooden to metal-treaded escalators.
Originally a manufacturing centre that sent goods to the capital via the Grand Union Canal, today Greenford is very much commuter territory - the station takes locals to London Paddington in about 30 minutes. But there are some large company offices in the immediate area too, including British Bakeries, IBM, Panavision and Royal Mail. Beyond the leafy streets, Greenford is home to The London Motorcycle Museum, the capital's only motorcycle museum, as well as numerous parks including Northala Fields, Greenford Birch Wood, Greenford Lagoons, Grove Farm and Litten Local Nature Reserve.