Nine Elms Station

Nine Elms Station 1839

Nine Elms Station was designed by Sir William Tite as the London terminus of the London and Southampton Railway and was opened in 1838. Jospeph Locke was the chief engineers of the line which was build by Thomas Brassey.

Just nine days after the opening eight special trains ran to Epsom and carried more than 5,000 people for the Derby. The station closed in 1848 when the line was extended to Waterloo. Occasionally the short lived station was used by Queen Victoria and other VIPs. During 1941 the station was damaged by German bombers and finally demolished in the 1960s to be replaced by the flower section of the New Covent Garden Market in 1974.

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