Blackwall railway station

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Not to be confused with Blackwell railway station.
For the current Docklands Light Railway station of the same name, see Blackwall DLR station.
Blackwall
Blackwall terminus (Mirror, 1841).jpg
Newspaper image from an article on the opening of the railway
Location
Place East India Docks
History
Opened by Commercial Railway
Key dates Opened 6 July 1840
Closed 4 May 1926
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Blackwall was a railway station in Blackwall, London, that served as the eastern terminus of the Commercial Railway (later the London and Blackwall Railway). It was located on the south side of the East India Docks, near the shore of the River Thames. It opened on 6 July 1840 with services connecting with a ferry service to Gravesend, Kent. Passenger services ceased on 4 May 1926, at which time the station was owned by the London and North Eastern Railway, but it continued to function as a goods yard until the demise of the docks in the late 1960s.

Today no trace of the two-storey station remains, and the docks have been filled in (although a small basin remains). Its approximate location is now occupied by houses on Jamestown Way. The station site is some distance from the present-day Blackwall DLR station; the closest existing station is actually East India DLR station, which is slightly to the north-west of the original Blackwall station site.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Poplar   London and Blackwall
Railway
  Terminus

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Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°00′00″E / 51.50817°N 0.00007°E / 51.50817; 0.00007