The Anonymous Widower

A Heritage Station With Four Clocks

After writing my piece about the Northern Line Extension, I went to have a look at Kennington station.

It is a Grade II Listed building, but to me one of its best features is the four clocks.

The layout is unusual in that the two Southbound platforms are underneath the two Northbound ones. But both pairs of platforms have level access between the platforms. So if you came up from Morden and wanted to go to say Tottenham Court Road, you’d just walk across to the Charing Cross branch, if you were on a train going via Bank.

When the Northern Line Extension opens, this will probably mean that there is cross-platform access from the extension to the Bank branch.

It would certainly seem that when the station was substantially rebuilt in 1926, that whoever redesigned the station had the foresight (luck?) to design a station that could be easily linked to a branch to Battersea and Clapham Junction.

November 16, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

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