Friday, 17 August 2018

Chronoyster - 1 June 1877

On 1 June 1877, the District Railway extended from Hammersmith to Richmond.

This is the first branch of the Underground south of the Thames.

Route map of London Underground as it was 1 June 1877

Ravenscourt Park

then Shaftesbury Road

Ornate ironwork above the entrance

Turnham Green

My source for many of the interesting sights on the underground is the "150 Great Things About The Underground" blog.


Gunnersbury would probably get my vote as ugliest station, as it is in a concrete cutting, surrounded by multi-storey car parks.

Kew Gardens

Coincidentally, IanVisits recently blogged about this bridge, and he can provide all the details much better than me.

"The Tap On The Line" was the last pub accessible from an Underground station, but now there is no access from the platform.


Open stations: 45

Next: 1 October 1877

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