In this unusual video of an empty Piccadilly tube running from Hammermsith to High Street Kensington on District rails, just beyond the platform at West Kensington you can see an overgrown disused track (with a yellow stop sign on the rail) veer off to the left in the direction of Olympia Station about half a mile away.
However, I wonder if that actually is an old track going to Olympia or is it a disused sidings or perhaps even both? I ask about the sidings, because when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s using the tube everyday in that part of London, trains terminating at West Kensington were not uncommon, which would seem to indicate that that track was for sidings.
Spur to Lillie Bridge depot; still in use albeit rarely.
The District Working Time table, shown in the transparency section of the TfL webite shows that trains start from Lillie Bridge Depot daily via this route prior to entering service at Barons Court in the early morning and similarly stable using this route after coming out of service at Hammersmith.
Being timetabled daily moves (and thus publicly available information), I assume this is acceptable to post within rule 7, but Mods feel free to delete if my interpretation of the rule isn't correct.<<rincew1nd: It's fine>>
As an add-on to this thread, looking at the photos in link, the cabins behind the westbound platform on the left are built on the formation of the double track that used to curve round to the Midland Railway coal depot in north end Road, the site of which is now occupied by a housing estate whose raod are named after railway engineers.
At approximately 15:55 into the following youtube video you will see exactly where those tracks go ..
Goodness me, that's a white knuckle ride. When you think the driver is going to stop at West Ken for the shunt signal and then just carries on at quite a speed. And going so quickly across all those points at the depot - it had my fingers clenched. How things have changed.