photograph reproduced by kind permission of Southern Railway Net
|Bandon Halt was situated on the 1847 built line between Waddon and Wallington and was only open
between 1906 and 1914, thus only open for eight years. It was intended to compete with the SMET Croydon - Sutton
tram service, which also started in 1906.
In the photograph the platforms look fairly new and clean suggesting the photograph was taken soon after
opening. The photographer was facing west, i.e. the train is travelling from Wallington to Waddon with the
photographer standing on the Plough Lane bridge.
The scene here is much changed today with housing on both sides of the line. However, beyond the line of trees on the right is Bandon Cemetery that was opened in 1900 and still provides some respite for the traveller from the advance of suburbia along London's railway lines!
Text from Mike Watts, additional notes from Norman Langridge.
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This page was last updated 31 August 2011