TQ0893 : Looking south from Moor Park station

taken 3 years ago, near to Eastbury, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Looking south from Moor Park station
Looking south from Moor Park station
The Metropolitan Railway's extension to Rickmansworth from the previous terminus at Pinner was opened on 1st September 1887. However, although the stations either side opened then what is now Moor Park did not open until 9th May 1910 The station opened as "Sandy Lodge", named after the Sandy Lodge Golf Course which lies to the east. It was renamed as "Moor Park & Sandy Lodge" in 1923 to reflect the area it was in. The lines were electrified in 1925 when the Watford branch was opened and in 1950 the station was renamed again as "Moor Park". It was completely rebuilt in 1961.

What is now the Chiltern Line began as the Great Central Railway on 15th March 1899. The Great Central Railway provided services from Marylebone to destinations such as Rugby, Leicester, Nottingham and Manchester before the Beeching Axe cut them back to Aylesbury. They used the same tracks as the Metropolitan until 1962 when a pair of fast lines was added from Harrow-on-the-Hill to north of Moor Park.

This is the view south from the end of the stopping platforms with the down Metropolitan line on the right and the up line on the left. The next station in this direction is Northwood. The up fast line is immediately to the right of the down slow and the down fast is out of sight to the right. The fast lines are used by Chiltern Line trains and by some Metropolitan line trains.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 July, 2018   (more nearby)
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Friday, 27 July, 2018
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Railways 
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London Underground 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0868 9332 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.6925N 0:25.8769W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0863 9343
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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