Southwark Park 'ghost' station uncovered by Thameslink workers

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  1. DarloRich

    DarloRich Veteran Member

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    There is an article on the BBC website entitled: Southwark Park 'ghost' station uncovered by Thameslink workers ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-32382231 ) which is quite interesting andi thouht i would share.

    it relates to Southwark Park station, open between 1902 & 1915, which has been uncovered as part of the construction works for the Bermondsey dive under
     
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    They seem to be making a big headline regarding this "lost station".
    The public entrance has always been there albeit bricked up.
    The tracks have always widened to go around the site of one of the island platforms.
    What they have found is the foundations of the platform which were buried.
    It is probably many years since anyone ventured into the site of the old booking hall and never found by vandals or graffiti artists.

    In the future we may read further headlines of finding other "ghost stations" .
     
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    Treating it as 'found' or 'discovered' is complete tripe. The structures will have been under an inspection regime ever since closure of the station, as is the former Spa Rd.
     
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    Perhaps "lost" is the wrong term, but it certainly isn't as well known to the general population as certain other closed stations (Holborn Viaduct or Bath Green Park for example). I certainly wasn't aware of the past existence of Southwark Park until seeing this thread.
     
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    True. I would have used the word "revealed".
     
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    According to the blogger 'ian visits' who posted about this last month, Southwark Park ticket hall was being used for storage:

    So presumably the latest 'amazing revelations' are a month old anyway...

    Southwark Park and Spa Rd were both on this 'abandoned stations' site:
    http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/Southwark_Park_station.html
    ... and have been for some time:
     
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    That paint looks good for 100 years old! :roll:
     
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    The BBC London TV report hinted at a future museum role for the arch and booking hall, although the basis for this was not mentioned, so may be more hope than expectatation. The word 'uncovered' used by the BBC would be the most precise one imo.
     
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