SideTracked - Walthamstow Central
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About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More information can be found at the SideTracked Website
About Walthamstow Central Station
The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway (as Hoe Street) in 1870 when a line was opened from Lea Bridge to a temporary station called Shern Hall Street which was east of the Hoe Street station. The line that the Chingford branch uses today was opened two years later in 1872 with the branch being extended later to Chingford in 1873
The line was electrified in the late 1950s with electric services commencing on 12 November 1960. Early services were formed of Class 305 EMUs but initial technical problems with these saw replacements by Class 302 and Class 304 EMUs.
The station became an interchange station and the eastern terminus of the Victoria line with Underground services starting on 1 September 1968. The station's present name was changed at this time. The platforms for the Victoria line (like all stations on the Victoria line) are underground. On each Victoria Line platform there is a distinctive mosaic which reflects the local history or place name. Walthamstow Central's refers to William Morris, a notable nineteenth century designer associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement, who lived in the area.
About The Cache
You are looking for a 5ml sample tube. Stealth is required as this area can be very busy. The difficulty rating reflects this. If you're lucky enough to visit during a quiet time the cache should be easy.
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