USS Dominik @ Epping

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/

The railway station was opened in 24.04’1865, and Central line started to stop here since 25.09’1949. 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 91% stations of Central 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

Station is quie nice.

While I was approaching Epping tube station I have noticed something that looks like train carriage. I got close look. It turns out to be Locomotive L11.

Epping is a town in Essex. Traffic on the street was enormous. Town centre is full of little shops. There are many restaurants, but nothing that I was looking for.

Trivia:

  • It is the current terminus for Central line, but until 1994 it went further until Ongar. More about the history of the branch between Epping and Ongar can be found here: http://www.eorailway.co.uk/the-railway/history/
  • Longest direct journey on the tube is between Epping and West Ruislip. It is a 54.9km long.
  • It is one of the five stations outside M25.

Is Good independent coffee place nearby?

On the way to town, I passed Dada cafe, and I decided to pop in. The place is very cosy and great for a chat. I had a latte cafe and some cake. Both of them were tasty and reasonably priced. Service was friendly. I recommend this place.

Is any compelling places to see nearby?

Epping Ongar Railway There is a http://www.eorailway.co.uk/


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/)