TQ3576 : Nunhead station view

taken 7 years ago, near to Deptford, Lewisham, Great Britain

Nunhead station view
Nunhead station view
Nunhead station was opened on 18th September 1871, although the line through here had been opened on 1st August 1865 by the London, Chatham & Dover Railway when the original Crystal Palace & South London Junction Railway line from Brixton to Crystal Palace (High Level) began operation. The line was built to take passengers to the Crystal Palace exhibition site. The Nunhead to Greenwich Park line was opened in 1871 as far as Blackheath Hill on the same day as Nunhead station, with the final stretch to Greenwich Park coming into use in 1888. The Catford Loop line came into operation on 1st July 1892. It gave a second route out of London for the LCDR, and Nunhead thus became a three way junction. In 1925, the lines in the area were electrified, and a new station at Nunhead was built on the London side of the original site. In 1954 the line to Crystal Palace (High Level) was closed but the other lines still operate, although the line to Greenwich Park now runs only as far as Lewisham. Whilst waiting for a train, there are excellent views towards Central London and Docklands from the platforms at Nunhead. The view in this photograph takes in The Shard at London Bridge to the left, still under construction at this time.
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TQ3576, 158 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3532 7606 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.0402N 0:3.1955W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3533 7601
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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