- South Harrow tube station
South Harrow is a
London Undergroundstation on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly Line. The station is between Sudbury Hill and Rayners Lane. It is located on Northolt Road (A312). The station is in Travelcard Zone 5. There is a bus stand outside the station.
South Harrow station was opened on
28 June 1903by the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) as the terminus of its new extension from Park Royal & Twyford Abbey.cite book
title=The London Underground, A Diagrammatic History
publisher=Douglas Rose/Capital Transport
This new extension was, together with the existing tracks back to Acton Town, the first section of the Underground's surface lines to be electrified and operate electric instead of steam trains. [http://www.davros.org/rail/culg/district.html#dates Clive's Underground Line Guides, District Line, Dates] ] The Deep level tube lines open at that time (
City & South London Railway, Waterloo & City Railwayand Central London Railway) had been electrically powered from the start.
1 March 1910, the MDR was extended north to meet the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) tracks at Rayners Lane and services commenced over the MR's tracks to Uxbridge. North of the station the line crosses the Roxeth Marsh; the viaductover it between South Harrow and Rayners Lane was an engineering feat of the time.
4 July 1932, the Piccadilly Line was extended to run west of its original terminus at Hammersmith sharing the route with the District Line to Ealing Common. From Ealing Common to South Harrow, the District Line was replaced by the Piccadilly Line. From South Harrow north, an isolated District Line service continued to operate to Uxbridge until 22 October 1933when the Piccadilly Line took over the service to Uxbridge.
The original station building was located approximately 170m south of the existing station and was accessed from South Hill Avenue. It is similar to the building still in use at North Ealing and remains, adjacent to the eastbound platform, in the car park on the north side of the tracks. On
5 July 1935, a new station was opened accessed from Northolt Road. The new station building was designed by Charles Holdenas a graduated structure stepping up on each side to the platforms of the high level tracks. The brick walls and bands of horizontal glazing are capped with a series of flat concrete slab roofs.
The typical off-peak service is a train in each direction every ten minutes. Half of northbound trains terminate at
Rayners Lane tube stationand the other half continue to the terminus of the line at Uxbridge.
* [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/ccm/cms-service/stream/image/?image_id=47182 Harrow.gov.uk, South Harrow station, 1913]
* [http://photos.ltmcollection.org London's Transport Museum Photographic Archive]
** ltmcollection|os/i0000cos.jpg|South Harrow station, 1926. A children's outting is leaving the station.
** ltmcollection|11/9860311.jpg|Booking hall, 1928
** ltmcollection|1w/i000021w.jpg|View along platforms, 1932
** ltmcollection|48/9862748.jpg|New station, 1935
** ltmcollection|40/9860340.jpg|Booking hall, 1935
** ltmcollection|03/9861103.jpg|Booking hall, 1958. Looking towards entrance
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