Merton Abbey railway station

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Merton Abbey railway station during construction of Croydon Tramlink and prior to restoration as private residence

Merton Abbey railway station was a railway station in Merton on the Tooting, Merton and Wimbledon Railway. It was opened in 1868 and became part of the Southern Railway (SR) in 1923. It closed to passengers on 3 March 1929 and to goods on 1 May 1972, although goods trains continued to run to a nearby private siding serving the Lines Brothers ("Tri-ang") toy factory until 1975.

It was near Colliers Wood and South Wimbledon stations on the Northern Line. Competition from the tube was a cause of its closure. The line remained open for goods services until 1975. The site of the station lies under a road, the Merantun Way.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Merton Park   Southern Railway
Merton Branch
  Tooting Junction

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites: Merton Abbey Station". Subbrit.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 

Coordinates: 51°24′51″N 0°10′55″W / 51.4141°N 0.1819°W / 51.4141; -0.1819