Merton Abbey railway station
Merton Abbey railway station was a railway station in Merton on the Tooting, Merton and Wimbledon Railway. It was opened in 1868 and closed on 1 January 1917. It was reopened by the Southern Railway (SR) on 27 August 1923. It finally 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. The junction at Tooting Junction was removed on 10 March 1934 and the up line from Merton Park on 3 November 1935.
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.
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- closed station marked on 1948 one inch to one mile map
- Disused stations - with more detailed history, map and photos
- Railway Magazine September 1963 p. 671
- "Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites: Merton Abbey Station". Subbrit.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
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