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 is in zone 6 and belongs to the London Borough of Hillingdon, which is in the west part of London.
This Hillingdon tube station was open on 4.7’1904. I visited this station on 6.06’2021. At the time of writing this blog, I visited 20 stations this year (7%). Since I started this project, I visited 96 stations (35%), and I passed 224 stations. (82%). I covered all stations of the Metropolitan line so far.
It is worth mentioning that I saw this place during COVID-19.
This station is middle of nowhere. The station itself looks like corridor on the airport. It is next to the A40 dual carriage road. On the side, you can see a pub and car park. That’s all. You need do a bit to walk to the town centre that feels abandoned and about to become a ruin. I didn’t bother to explore it, so I didn I feel this station in the middle of the giant roundabout and junction. Tarmac is everywhere.
Any interesting historical events and Trivia:
- The station name is Hillingdon, but roundel at station’ uses Hillingdon (Swakeleys).
- This station was served by the District line from 1910 until 1933, when the Piccadilly line took over.
- It is the most recently constructed station on the Metropolitan line. The original station was demolished to allow improvement of A40.
- No idea how , but this station won station of they year in 1994.
Is a Good independent coffee place nearby?
I didn’t see anything
Is any Good pub nearby?
I didn’t explore it yet.
Is any Good restaurant nearby?
There are a few of them, but none to worth try it.
Is any exciting places to see nearby?
There is a Hillingdon Trail nearby, but I haven’t go there yet.
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/)