The Anonymous Widower

Where Has Lillie Bridge Depot Gone?

This is the first paragraph of the Wiikipedia entry for Lillie Bridge Depot,

Lillie Bridge Depot is a historic English traction maintenance depot on the London Underground Piccadilly and District lines, situated in between West Brompton and West Kensington stations in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is accessed from the District line tracks between Earl’s Court and West Kensington or between Earl’s Court and Kensington (Olympia).

This map from carto.metro.free.fr shows the rail lines in the area.

 

Note that the triangle in the middle of the junction used to be occupied by the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, which is now being redeveloped as upmarket housing.

This Google Map shows the area now.

Where is the Lillie Bridge Depot and the other railway lines?

West Brompton station and the West London Line going North-South are just about visible.

But much of the rest of the lines are or will be under the massive development.

Wikipedia says this about the future of Lillie Bridge Depot.

The Depot is scheduled to be decommissioned by 2019 by Transport for London, as part of an Earl’s Court regeneration scheme. Engineering facilities will be moved to Acton Works, and it will be replaced by stabling for twelve S7 Stock trains at a lower level, with redevelopment taking place above it. The scheme has not been universally popular, attracting criticism from the Mayor of London, the current Hammersmith and Fulham Council, local housing associations and residents.

We will be seeing more and more developments like this over railway lines and especially depots, which offer a nice-shaped plot of several acres.

As to who gets to buy or rent the flats and houses, that is up to local and national politicians.

My one worry, is that some politicians insist on so many conditions as to the residents, that development of the site becomes impossible to fund.

 

March 24, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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