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 Pinner Station
Pinner Underground Station opened in 1885 as part of the Metropolitan Railway. Until 1897, it was one of two Pinner Stations - the other being on the London and Birmingham Railway. The latter was renamed to Pinner and Hatch End, and now operates as Hatch End on the London Overground.
In 1915, Pinner was one of the North West suburbs on the Metropolitan Railway to be used to promote "Metro-land". As part of this expansion, Pinner expanded enormously with the local mansion estates and farmland built upon quickly.
The current southbound building is the original 1885 building, with the northbound building added around the 50s/60s. In recent years a new bridge between the platforms was added in order to allow for wheelchair access via the lifts. Access between the platforms was previously via a subway, whose space is now used for storage.