Brixton underground tram station (proposed)
Proposed in 1950, central Brixton was to get a substantial underground tram station, underneath the Brixton Road junction with Acre Lane and Coldharbour Lane.
It was to be part of a rapid transit tramway from Purley and Croydon to Brixton and Kennington.
"Twin-coach trains would be made up of long single-deck carriages (rail coaches) with a high power-to-weight ratio and rapid acceleration. Plenty of space would be provided for standing passengers, whilst resilient rubber wheels would reduce noise. Grass and flower borders would help make the reserved track sections more attractive and neat fencing would ensure pedestrians did not stray into the path of high-speed trams"
Artist's impression of proposed subway entrance on Brixton Hill.
[Images from the excellent and highly recommended subbrit.org.uk website.]
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