The Anonymous Widower

Redbridge Station

Whilst visiting Newbury Park station, I took the opportunity to visit the below-grounmd parts of Redbridge station.

The station is unusual for the Underground in that there is effectively a very wide island platform between the two tracks.

Many stations, like those on the Northern reaches of the Piccadilly Line, that I know so well, do have this layout, but this must be a station with some of the widest platforms.

Wikipedia says this about the station.

Redbridge is often described as the shallowest deep level (as opposed to cut and cover) station on the network, as it is only 5.2 metres (17 ft) beneath the surface. However, this is misleading as the station tunnel was constructed by the cut and cover method, with the running lines descending into genuine tube tunnels at either end of the platforms – similar to the Central line platforms at Mile End.

I also get the impression, that the station could be designed, so that as at Stratford, trains rise up into the station, thus turning kinetic energy into potential energy to slow the train. This energy is released to accelerate the train out of the station.



December 10, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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