London Workers Uncover Ghostly Railway Station

Engineers have made an extraordinary discovery during Thameslink railway work near London Bridge.

📅   Tue April 28, 2015 - National Edition
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Image courtesy of This is Local London.  Project manager Greg Thornett looks at the remains of Southwark Park station, hidden in the catacombs under the railway in Bermondsey.
Image courtesy of This is Local London. Project manager Greg Thornett looks at the remains of Southwark Park station, hidden in the catacombs under the railway in Bermondsey.

The website This is Local London is reporting that engineers have made an extraordinary discovery during Thameslink railway work near London Bridge.

Ghostly remains of a former south London station that closed exactly 100 years ago have been found.

Southwark Park station, perched on a viaduct above Rotherhithe New Road, only served passengers from 1902 to 1915 before it closed for good.

Now engineers working on rebuilding the railway in Bermondsey have rediscovered the former ticket hall and platforms.

Project manager Greg Thornett said: “We uncovered the footings for the former platforms while we were preparing the top of the viaduct for new track and we are now working up in the roof space of the former ticket hall to fill in the old sky lights, ready to carry the final track alignment.

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