Putney Bridge tube station

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Putney Bridge London Underground
Putney Bridge stn look north 2019.jpg
Putney Bridge is located in Greater London
Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
Location of Putney Bridge in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
Managed byLondon Underground
Number of platforms2
Fare zone2
London Underground annual entry and exit
2015Decrease 5.76 million[1]
2016Decrease 5.42 million[1]
2017Decrease 5.38 million[1]
2018Decrease 5.18 million[2]
2019Increase 5.77 million[3]
Railway companies
Original companyDistrict Railway
Key dates
1 March 1880Opened as Putney Bridge & Fulham; terminus of line
3 June 1889Line extended to Wimbledon
1 September 1902Renamed Putney Bridge & Hurlingham
1932Renamed Putney Bridge
Other information
External links
WGS8451°28′5.85″N 0°12′31.5″W / 51.4682917°N 0.208750°W / 51.4682917; -0.208750Coordinates: 51°28′5.85″N 0°12′31.5″W / 51.4682917°N 0.208750°W / 51.4682917; -0.208750
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

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 District Railway (DR, now the District line) extended its line south from West Brompton. The station served as the terminus of the line until 1889 when the DR 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 September 1902,[4] 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]

A World War II pillbox can clearly be seen at the Southern end of the Southbound platform, overlooking Fulham Railway Bridge.

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.

Recent developments[edit]

Putney Bridge had a bay platform (platform 2) which could only accommodate C stock trains and was located between the current eastbound and westbound tracks. After the C stock was removed from service in June 2014, the bay platform ceased to be used, and the track was lifted as of October 2015.

This platform was brought back into use in May 2016. The previous terminating end is now joined to the westbound track and platform 3 is no longer in use and is fenced off. This eliminated the previous 10 mph speed restriction on the westbound side.


London Buses routes 14, 22, 39, 74, 85, 93, 220, 265, 270, 414, 424 and 430 and night routes N22 and N74 serve the station.



  1. ^ a b c "Multi-year station entry-and-exit figures (2007–2017)" (XLSX). London Underground station passenger usage data. Transport for London. January 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Station Usage Data" (CSV). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2018. Transport for London. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Station Usage Data" (XLSX). Usage Statistics for London Stations, 2019. Transport for London. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  4. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Underground (no text).svg London Underground   Following station
towards Wimbledon
District line