Fifth Way, HA9

Road in/near Wembley Park

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Fifth Way, HA9

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Fifth Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Wembley Park Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

NEARBY STREETS
Albion Way, HA9 Albion Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Anton Place, HA9 Anton Place is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Atlas Road, HA9 Atlas Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Barnes Wallis Court, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Barnhill Cottages, HA9 Barnhill Cottages is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Bilsby Lodge, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Bowater Road, HA9 Bowater Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Carey Way, HA9 Carey Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Chalklands, HA9 Chalklands is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Danes Court, HA9 Danes Court is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Dugolly Avenue, HA9 Dugolly Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Engineers Way, HA9 Engineers Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
First Way, HA9 First Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fith Way, HA9 Fith Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fourth Way, HA9 Fourth Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Fulton Road, HA9 Fulton Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Hallmark Trading Centre, HA9 Hallmark Trading Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
North End Road, HA9 North End Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Olympic Square, HA9 Olympic Square is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Olympic Way, HA9 Olympic Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Page Avenue, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Popin Business Centre, HA9 Popin Business Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rook Close, HA9 Rook Close is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Rutherford Way, HA9 Rutherford Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Saint Davids Close, HA9 Saint Davids Close is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Saxon Road, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Second Way, HA9 Second Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
St. Davids Close, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Stadium Retail Park, HA9 Stadium Retail Park is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Third Way, HA9 Third Way is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Towers Business Park, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode
Walton Avenue, HA9 Walton Avenue is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Watkin Road, HA9 Watkin Road is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Park Business Centre, HA9 Wembley Park Business Centre is one of the streets in the Harrow postal district of Middlesex.
Wembley Retail Park, HA9 Wembley Retail Park is a road in the HA9 postcode area
Wembley Stadium, HA9 A street within the HA9 postcode


Wembley Park

Wembley Park is a London Underground station, the nearest Underground station to the Wembley Stadium complex.

Tracks were laid through the area by the Metropolitan Railway (MR, now the Metropolitan Line) when it extended its services from Willesden Green to Harrow-on-the-Hill. Services to Harrow started on 2 August 1880 although Wembley Park station was not constructed until later.

The station was constructed to serve the pleasure grounds developed by the MR at Wembley Park, a former country estate bought by the company in 1881 as a destination for excursion trips on the company’s trains. The station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893 and initially operated to serve only Saturday football matches in the park. It opened fully on 12 May 1894.

Later in the 1890s, the Great Central Railway’s (GCR’s) London extension was constructed adjacent to the MR’s tracks. The tracks pass under the entrance building but the station has never been served by mainline operators. In 1905 the tracks were electrified and the first electric trains became operational. Between 1913 and 1915, the MR added additional tracks to double the line’s capacity.

On 10 December 1932, the MR opened a branch line north from Wembley Park to Stanmore.

Originally, the MR served all stations south from Wembley Park to Baker Street station but the line suffered from congestion due to limited capacity on the tracks heading into Baker Street. Following the combination of the MR and London’s other underground railways to form the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933, the LPTB took steps to alleviate the congestion by constructing new Bakerloo Line tunnels from Baker Street to connect to the Metropolitan’s tracks south of Finchley Road station. From 20 November 1939, the Bakerloo Line then took over the Metropolitan stopping services between Wembley Park and Finchley Road and the Stanmore branch.

To handle the exceptional passenger numbers associated with the 1948 Olympics held at Wembley Stadium, the original station building was extended and given a new ticket hall and additional circulation routes and platform stairs. At the opening of the Jubilee Line on 1 May 1979, the Bakerloo service from Baker Street to Stanmore was transferred to the new line.

When the UEFA European Football Championship was held at Wembley in 1996, a large staircase was constructed leading down from the 1948 extension and under the newly-built Bobby Moore Bridge, which had opened in 1993. This was intended as a temporary structure and remained in its unfinished state until 2004, when extensive work began on the station in conjunction with the reconstruction of Wembley Stadium. Additional facilities were provided to handle event crowds, and the staircase was completed in time for the opening of the new stadium in 2007.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Brent Town Hall
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Blackbird Hill (1906)
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Wembley Stadium, 1947
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Postcard of Forty Farm
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Hillside, Stonebridge
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Park Road, NW10
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Oakington Manor Farm
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