Putney Bridge tube station
Location of Putney Bridge in Greater London
|Local authority||Hammersmith and Fulham|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||3|
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|Original company||Metropolitan District Railway|
|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|
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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.
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.
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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.
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Southern end of the platforms at Putney Bridge station, showing the reversing siding, the World War 2 pillbox defending the bridge, and the northern tip of the bridge
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