Putney Bridge tube station

Putney Bridge Tube Station

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Putney Bridge tube station

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Putney Bridge is a London Underground station on the branch of the District Line. It is between and 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.

History

The station was opened on 1 March 1880 as Putney Bridge & Fulham when the Metropolitan District Railway (MDR, now the District Line) extended its line south from . The station served as the terminus of the line until 1889 when the MDR 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 fa├žade 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.

Nearby places of interest

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.

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