A Conversation for London Underground - Metropolitan Line: East of Harrow
RockitRon Started conversation Dec 11, 2006
I like the description of the station's opening, surrounded by countryside, and that it now "sits in the middle of "Metro-land", created by many house buyers flocking to the area".
Just in case that paints a picture of an idyllic residential location, prospective visitors should take note that the main exit of the station deposits one into a large, modern bus station, crossing a busy road to an even bigger shopping mall.
The station is in the middle of Harrow town centre, and the Hill, and Harrow School, which are a world away in terms of atmosphere, are a hearty mile away, uphill (there is an occasional bus). The station was given the name Harrow-on-the-Hill to avoid confusion with the Bakerloo and main line station Harrow & Wealdstone. (At the time of writing this the map link actually shows Harrow & Wealdstone by mistake - I've sent an EF message.)
One slightly curious aspect of the station is that the tracks are actually (roughly) at street level. However the station building and ticket office is on a bridge above them, so passengers have to mount a flight of steps, only to descend another set to the platforms.
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