Morden Road railway station

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Morden Road
Morden Road is located in Greater London
Morden Road
Morden Road
Location of Morden Road in Greater London
Location Merton Park
Local authority Merton
Owner Wimbledon and Croydon Railway
Number of platforms 1
Key dates
22 October 1855 (1855-10-22) Opened
2 June 1997 (1997-06-02) Closed
Replaced by Morden Road tram stop
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 Coordinates: 51°24′32″N 0°11′34″W / 51.408843°N 0.192904°W / 51.408843; -0.192904
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Morden Road railway station was a station in Merton, on the West Croydon to Wimbledon Line.

History[edit]

A 1912 Railway Clearing House map of lines around Morden Road railway station

The West Croydon to Wimbledon Line was opened on 22 October 1855,[1] and the station opened on the same day or 1857,[2] originally being named Morden. It was renamed three times: to Morden Halt in 1910; to Morden Road Halt on 2 July 1951, and finally to Morden Road on 5 May 1969.[3] The last train ran on 31 May 1997 when the line was closed . Shortly after closure the original platform was demolished and the two-platform Morden Road tram stop of the Tramlink system was built on the site.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Merton Park   Network SouthEast
West Croydon to Wimbledon Line
  Mitcham

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dendy Marshall, C.F.; Kidner, R.W. (1963) [1937]. History of the Southern Railway (2nd ed.). London: Ian Allan. p. 497. ISBN 0-7110-0059-X. 
  2. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 163. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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