Putney Bridge tube station

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Putney Bridge
London Underground
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Putney Bridge is located in Greater London
Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
Location of Putney Bridge in Greater London
Location Fulham
Local authority Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed by London Underground
Number of platforms 3
Fare zone 2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2009 Increase 5.64 million[1]
2010 Decrease 5.43 million[2]
2011 Decrease 5.33 million[3]
2012 Increase 5.60 million[3]
Railway companies
Original company Metropolitan 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
Portal icon London Transport portalCoordinates: 51°28′06″N 0°12′32″W / 51.4683°N 0.2088°W / 51.4683; -0.2088

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.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 March 1880 as Putney Bridge & Fulham when the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) extended its line south from West Brompton. The station served as the terminus of the line until 1889 when the MDR 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[edit]

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[edit]

Putney Bridge currently has a bay platform (platform 2) which can only accommodate C stock trains and is located in the middle of the eastbound and westbound tracks. Because the westbound track is on a curve, there is a 10 mph speed limit for Wimbledon bound trains. There are plans to switch the bay platform and westbound platform. The track running through the bay platform would be the new westbound track and the current westbound platform would be the new terminating platform.

Transport links[edit]

London bus routes 14, 22, 39, 74, 85, 93, 220, 265, 270, 414, 424 and 430 and night route N22 and N74.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2009". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Customer metrics: entries and exits: 2010". London Underground performance update. Transport for London. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures" (XLS). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

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