Bridge 398 and Whetstone Station
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Bridge 398 was a girder bridge passing over Station Street. It provided access, through a stairway in the Southern abutment wall, to the station platforms and buildings above. Whetstone station was a standard pattern 'country' station on the London Extension, with an island platform arrangement accessed from below. The station buildings, consisting of a Porters Room, a Booking Office, General and Ladies Waiting Rooms and a Gentlemens Toilet block, were all located on the single platform. To the East lay the goods yard and associated buildings. The station was one of the first closures on the London Extension, on 4 March 1963. The station, bridge and the embankment they sat on have now all been demolished. In their place sits a new housing development. The land that the houses sit on rises steadily Southwards until after three or four hundred feet it meets track level at the top of the embankment. From here on the embankment is intact and rises steadily in height. A couple of hundred feet further South brings us to Bridges 399, 399a and 399b.
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