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Kew East Jct. - Kew Bridge (N&SWJ)

Date Closed to Passenger Services

12 Sep 1940

Mileage Closed

0m 25c

Stations Closed

Kew Bridge (N&SWJ)

Services Operated

Acton Central - Kew Bridge (N&SWJ)

Timetable Reference

B1285 Aug 1940 448

Cobb Atlas Reference

127 19 78 - 18 78

Present Status



RCH RJD 102 1913

Further Notes

ACD - Thu 12/09/1940 - C, C LNWR Ch.CPLGB, PNM 1980 p55 & DRS. LTR - Wed 11/09/1940. 

Line closed along with South Acton Jct. - Kew East Jct. - see South Acton Jct. - Old Kew Jct.

Did services ever operate beyond Kew Bridge (N&SWJ) over New Kew Jct?

An unusual closure day with no apparent explanation. Given the date, bomb damage would be assumed, but London Railways, Course, 1962 p234 states, "A less significant withdrawal was that of the L.M.S. electric service to Kew Bridge in 1940. the line is used exclusively by through trains...." This would tend to suggest otherwise. 

Also RM Aug 1950 p576 'The Why and the Wherefore' piece confirms "The weekday train service between South Acton and Kew Bridge was withdrawn on Thursday, September 12, 1940. The line is still used for goods and special passenger traffic, but it has been announced officially that the local electrified services will not resume". This would suggest closure was originally a temporary measure. 


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