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Cheam railway station
In 1844 Cheam railway station (now in the London Borough of Sutton) was on the planned route for the London to Portsmouth atmospheric railway. The section of line between Croydon and Epsom was part of the London & Croydon Railway company who promoted the Clegg and Samuda atmospheric principle, utilizing a 15 inch pipe. This project failed, and Cheam station became part of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in 1847. Over the years Cheam station expanded, and was rebuilt and the rail bed widened in preparation for the installation of AC overhead electric services, which would have included the building of an additional central platform island. Due to the outbreak of the First World War, the planned expansion was cancelled, and was never completed.
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