TQ2572 : Wimbledon Park Station, Arthur Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Wimbledon, Merton, Great Britain

Wimbledon Park Station, Arthur Road
Wimbledon Park Station, Arthur Road
The station was built as long ago as 1889, before the area took on its present suburban character. The initials of the railway - the London & South Western - and the date, 1889, are commemorated in fancy brickwork in the middle of the gable (below the triangular pediment). Once the railway had arrived, suburban streets soon followed.

I knew this station in my childhood, when it was managed by British Railways, Southern Region. In those days, signs, doors, seats, and the ticket collector's cap badge were green. Nonetheless, the train service was provided by London Transport, and the trains were painted red.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2524 7215 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.0710N 0:11.9807W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2522 7218
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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