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 on 01.05’1885 as a railway station. District line started serve here from since 1902. I visited this station on 19.01’2019. At the time of writing this blog, I visited 32 stations this year (11%). Since I started this project, I visited 50 stations (18%), and I passed 103 stations. (38%). I passed 81% of stations of District line so far.
This Hornchurch tube station is in zone 6, and it belongs to the London Borough of Havering in north-east London. When I saw this station name, I thought it is a horny church … but luckily it was Hornchurch what I was thinking sigh.
One thing that catches my eye was some part of the building looks like prison cell on the platform 🙂
There is a little Victorian looking little cute house.
It is a typical suburban station with a few boring shops and pub with an interesting name “The Railway”. Which I should visit somebody.
- The station is named after the town of Hornchurch nearby.
- District line service was withdrawn between 1905 and 1932.
- It is 2nd longest platform on the London Underground network. It is 40 cm shorter than the platform at Becontree station and has the same length as the platform at Hornchurch.
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/)