Putney Bridge tube station
Location of Putney Bridge in Greater London
|Local authority||London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham|
|Managed by||London Underground|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Original company||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 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 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 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 has been lifted as of October 2015. As the westbound track is on a curve, there is a 10 mph speed limit for westbound trains. The resignalling plans for the District line involve converting the current bay platform into the new westbound platform and abandoning the current westbound platform. This would allow the speed restriction to be eliminated.
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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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