USS stands for underground’s secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/
This station was open in 1901 as a railway station. District Line starts service here since 1902. I visited this station on 19.01’2019. At the time of writing this blog, I visited 21 stations this year (7%). Since I started this project I visited 74 stations (24%) and I passed 201 stations. (38%). I passed 81% stations of District line so far.
I visited this station during my reconnaissance mission to explore the east part of London. My route from home to home with stops at Marylebone, Edgware Road, West Ham, East Ham, Hornchurch, Upminster Bridge, Upminster, Romford, Forest Gate, Stratford, Epping and Theydon Bois
This station is in Zone 2/3 and belongs to London Borough of Newham. Station itself is new but it looks staff do not really care about it. I feel like this station is in the process to become ruins.
It is shame, this station has interesting combination of following styles
- Shelter (thick glass, bricks, light)
- District line modern overground style with some elements that are flashback to original style
- Communist obsession with concrete (Jubilee and DLR platform)
I left station and then …. there is nothing here. There is no any interesting coffee, pub or restaurant nearby. I guess this is great station change between train, tube and DLR.
- Metropolitan line stops here from 1936 until 1988 when this part of this line was transfer Hammersmith & City line.
Is any stunning walks nearby?
There is a Greenway walk nearby. More info can be found here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/jubilee-greenway
Note: All resources I used to gather knowledge I will keep on the introduction page (https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/)