Ruislip Gardens is an aboveground station London Underground in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It lies in the Travelcard Zone 5 on the West End Road. In 2013, 1,000,000 passengers took advantage of the served by the Central Line station. Nearby is the air base RAF Northolt, approximately one kilometer west of one of the operating workshops of the Central Line. The station has an island platform. The terminus of some trains going to or from the maintenance workshop, is here rather than in West Ruislip. In the maintenance workshop, a single track branches off leading via a hairpin about the route of the Metropolitan Line at Ickenham; This is, however, traveled only a few maneuvering. Trains of the railway company Chiltern Railways pass South Ruislip without break in parallel to the underground tracks. In 1906, the Great Western Railway and the Great Central Railway built together the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway (GW & GCJR), a railway line towards High Wycombe. On 9 July 1934, a breakpoint was opened. As part of the 1935 New Works approved programs of the London Passenger Transport Board was moved an additional double track along the GW & GCJR after the end of World War II to enable the metro operation between North Acton and West Ruislip. The Central Line sailed the route from 21 November 1948. British Rail trains stopped here for the last time in 1958, then the surplus platform were demolished. The poet John Betjeman immortalized the station in his poem Middlesex: "Gaily into Ruislip Gardens runs the red electric train ..." (Cheerful drives the red electric train in Ruislip Gardens a ...)