Station Name: UXBRIDGE (Belmont Road)

 

[Source: Nick Catford]



Date opened: 4.7.1904
Location: On the east side of Belmont Road opposite Mead Road
Company on opening: Metropolitan Railway
Date closed to passengers: 4.12.1938
Date closed completely: 4.12.1938
Company on closing: London Passenger Transport Board
Present state: Demolished
County: Middlesex
OS Grid Ref: TQ058844
Date of visit: February 1968 & March 1969

Notes: The Metropolitan Railway opened their terminus at Uxbridge on 4th July 1904. Initially the trains were steam hauled until an electric service was introduced on 1st January 1905. From the 1st March 1910 the Metropolitan Distract Railway also ran into Uxbridge but from 23rd October 1923 this service was replaced by the Picadilly Line.


Picadilly Line train at Uxbridge in 1933

The two platform station was on the east side of Belmont Road and was planned as a through station in anticipation of the line being extended to High Wycombe; the extension was never built.

On 4th December 1938 the station was resited closer to the town centre.

For many years the station was used as a warehouse but it was demolished in the late 1960's and the site is now a car park for a superstore.

 

In the 1950's the station was used by a local greengrocer for storage
P
hoto by John Smith

1936 Ordnance Survey Map

This 1958 Ordnance Survey map shown the new station but the position of the old station is also still clear. Also interesting to note that RAF Uxbridge which is visible on the bottom right is totally omitted from the earlier map

By February 1968 new building work was encroaching onto the station site
P
hoto by Nick Catford

A superstore car park now occupies the station site - seen in July 2005
P
hoto by Nick Catford

 

1969

1969

 


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:[Source: Nick Catford]


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