UXBRIDGE HIGH ST - DENHAM

(1907 - 1939)


This line was intended from the outset to form a loop to West Drayton by joining up with the existing Uxbridge (Vine St) to West Drayton branch. A station was built at Uxbridge High St but competition from the newly arrived Metropolitan line meant that the loop was never completed. Passenger traffic was never substantial and it is perhaps surprising that the line was reopened after closure during World War I.

 


 


The location of Uxbridge High Street station.

Some period photos of the station are here: www.transportarchive.org.uk

(Oct 2006)

 

 

 

Looking south at the housing built on the route of the line. Northwards from this point, the line's route is preserved (for the time being) as a nature walk.

(Oct 2006)

 

 

 

The track bed as part of the nature walk.

(Oct 2006)

 

 

 

Footpath under the line.

(Oct 2006)

 

 

 

The trackbed as it passes beneath the A40. This view is looking south.

(Oct 2006)

 

 

 

The line's rural setting is evident here.

(Oct 2006)

 

 

 

Just north of the above bridge, a huge crater exists in the route of the trackbed. Northwards from here, the line skirts the edges of the Uxbridge Golf Course and Denham County Park, before joining the main line at Denham.

(Oct 2006)

 


 

Primrose Hill