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Lots Road Power Station

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of Chelsea

1901 Charles Tyson Yerkes formed the Metropolitan District Electric Traction Company to electrify the District Railway and to build Lots Road Power Station

The Underground Electric Railways Co's lines drew power from generators at Lots Road in Chelsea.

1911 Acquired by London Electric Railway Co and Metropolitan District Railway[1].

1933 The Lots Road Power Station Joint Committee was acquired by the London Passenger Transport Board[2].

Later this power station and Neasden Power Station served the London Underground as a whole

At the beginning of the 21st century, the station's obsolete equipment led to its closure.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Key Dates in the History of London Transport, by Transport for London
  2. The Times, May 02, 1931