Welcome the latest installment in my series “London Station by Station” I hope you will enjoy this post and be inspired to share it.
ALPERTON: A MINOR STATION WITH A MAJOR QUIRK
Alperton was originally opened in 1903 as a District Line station, but since October 1933 has been served only by the Piccadilly line. The transfer of services on this branch occurred in two phases as shown in the following extract from the Diagrammatic History…
Of course, typically, this important paragraph straddles a fold on the map, as you can see.
A legacy of the period of joint service is that all stations on this branch have platforms of a compromise height between that of tube and surface stock.
We come now the the sole reason for this very brief post – the quirk referred to in the title. Escalators can be found all over London Underground, but those at Alperton are there for an unusual reason on this network: to carry passengers up from street level to the platforms.
A couple of pics to finish…