'Ghost' railway station discovered beneath the capital

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A "ghost" station closed a century ago has been uncovered during work on a £6.5 billion Thameslink rail project.Southwark Park station in south London only served passengers from 1902 to 1915 before shutting for good.

But now engineers constructing the Bermondsey Dive Under as part of the Thameslink Programme have rediscovered the former ticket hall and platforms.

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Perched on a viaduct above Rotherhithe New Road, Southwark Park was one of several stations in the area, including Spa Road, closed as a result of competition from trams and buses and the coming of the First World War.

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