Melrose Close, UB4

An area maybe laid out between the wars. Most of the urban landscape is interwar

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Melrose Close, UB4

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Road · Wembley Park · UB4 ·
MARCH
18
2017

Melrose Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Arcon Drive, UB4 Arcon Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Balmoral Drive, UB4 Balmoral Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Brent Road, UB4 Brent Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Broadmead Road, UB4 Broadmead Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Burns Close, UB4 Burns Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Chaucer Avenue, UB4 Chaucer Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Devonshire Way, UB4 Devonshire Way is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Dunbar Close, UB4 Dunbar Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Fairholme Crescent, UB4 Fairholme Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Fairholme Cresent, UB4 Fairholme Cresent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Fredora Avenue, UB4 Fredora Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gledwood Avenue, UB4 Gledwood Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Gledwood Crescent, UB4 Gledwood Crescent is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Gledwood Drive, UB4 Gledwood Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Gledwood Gardens, UB4 Gledwood Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Hollywood Gardens, UB4 Hollywood Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Jonson Close, UB4 Jonson Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Keats Close, UB4 Keats Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Kenilworth Gardens, UB4 Kenilworth Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Marshall Drive, UB4 Marshall Drive is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Marvell Avenue, UB4 Marvell Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Owen Road, UB4 Owen Road is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Owen Road, UB5 Owen Road is a road in the UB5 postcode area
Pine Place, UB4 Pine Place is a road in the UB4 postcode area
School Approach, UB4 A street within the UB4 postcode
Shakespeare Avenue, UB4 Shakespeare Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Shelley Close, UB4 Shelley Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Spencer Avenue, UB4 Spencer Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
The Broadway, UB4 The Broadway is a road in the UB4 postcode area
The Parkway, UB4 The Parkway is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Tithe Close, UB4 Tithe Close lies off Gledwood Drive.
Warley Avenue, UB4 Warley Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warley Road, UB4 Warley Road is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Warwick Crescent, UB4 Warwick Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Whittington Avenue, UB4 Whittington Avenue is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Wilstone Close, UB4 Wilstone Close is a road in the UB4 postcode area
Woodrow Avenue, UB4 Woodrow Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Woodstock Gardens, UB4 Woodstock Gardens is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Wyatt Close, UB4 Wyatt Close is one of the streets of London in the UB4 postal area.
Yeading Gardens, UB4 Yeading Gardens is a road in the UB4 postcode area


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
The 1300s
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Coldharbour Farm (1955)
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