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Putney Bridge tube station

Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge is located in Greater London
Putney Bridge
Location of Putney Bridge in Greater London
Location Fulham
Local authority London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 2
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2011 5.33 million[1]
2012 5.60 million[1]
2013 5.92 million[1]
2014 5.93 million[1]
Railway companies
Original company District Railway
Key dates
1 March 1880 Opened as Putney Bridge & Fulham; terminus of line
3 June 1889 Line extended to Wimbledon
1 September 1902 Renamed Putney Bridge & Hurlingham
1932 Renamed Putney Bridge
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Putney Bridge is a London Underground station on the Wimbledon branch of the District line. It is between Parsons Green and East Putney stations and is in Zone 2. The station is located in the south of Fulham, adjacent to Fulham High Street and New Kings Road (A308) and is a short distance from the north end of Putney Bridge from which it takes its name.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Nearby places of interest 2
  • Future Developments 3
  • Connections 4
  • Gallery 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The station was opened on 1 March 1880 as Putney Bridge & Fulham when the District Railway (DR, now the District line) extended its line south from West Brompton. The station served as the terminus of the line until 1889 when the DR built Fulham Railway Bridge across the River Thames and extended the line south to the London and South Western Railway's (L&SWR's) newly built East Putney station where it connected to the L&SWR's new line to Wimbledon. Services from the station to Wimbledon began on 3 June 1889. The station has an ornate yellow brick façade at the entrance.

On 1 January 1902, the station was renamed Putney Bridge & Hurlingham referring to its proximity to Hurlingham Park and the Hurlingham Club. It received its current name in 1932. Despite taking its name from Putney Bridge, the tube station is in fact on the Fulham side of the Thames and is not actually located in Putney.

Nearby places of interest

In addition to the Hurlingham club and Hurlingham Park, Fulham Palace, the former home of the Bishops of London is nearby. It now contains a small museum set in Bishop's Park.

Fulham Football Club's Craven Cottage stadium is about 1 kilometre to the north-west, and the tube station is often very busy on matchdays.

Future Developments

Putney Bridge has a bay platform (platform 2) which could only accommodate C stock trains and is located between the current eastbound and westbound tracks. After the C stock was removed from service in June 2014, the bay platform has ceased to be used, and the track has been lifted as of October 2015. As the westbound track is on a curve, there is a 10 mph speed limit for westbound trains. The resignalling plans for the District line involve converting the current bay platform into the new westbound platform and abandoning the current westbound platform. This would allow the speed restriction to be eliminated.

Connections

London Buses Routes 14, 22, 39, 74, 85, 93, 220, 265, 270, 414, 424 and 430 and Night Routes N22 and N74 serve the station.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data.  

External links

  • London Transport Museum Photographic Archive
    • View of platforms, circa 1965
Preceding station   London Underground   Following station
towards Wimbledon
District line
towards Upminster or Edgware Road
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