Borough Road railway station

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Borough Road
Place Southwark
Opened by London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Platforms 3
Key dates Opened 1 June 1864
Closed 1 April 1907
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Borough Road was a railway station in Southwark, south London, located on Borough Road,[1] close to where Borough tube station stands today.

It was on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) and was first opened in June 1864 on the LCDR's City Branch. The line crossed the River Thames and ran up through St. Paul's (now Blackfriars) to terminate in the City of London.

From 1885, following the closure to passengers of Blackfriars Bridge station, Borough Road was the first stop out of central London for trains heading south from St. Paul's.[2]

Ultimately, Borough Road was an early victim of competition from the Northern line when the Underground's Borough station opened nearby in 1890. Passenger numbers dwindled and Borough Road closed in April 1907, at which time it was owned by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Although there is no trace of the platforms, the former entrance to the station still exists below the Southwark Bridge Road viaduct. In 1916, two other stations on the line to the south, Walworth Road and Camberwell, were also closed.[3] Today, mainline trains run straight through from Blackfriars to either Loughborough Junction or Denmark Hill, stopping only at Elephant & Castle.


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Blackfriars Bridge
(Line open, station closed)
  London, Chatham
& Dover Railway

City Branch (1864-1885)
  Walworth Road
(Line open, station closed)
Blackfriars London, Chatham
& Dover Railway

City Branch (1885-1907)

Coordinates: 51°29′57″N 0°05′59″W / 51.49903°N 0.09974°W / 51.49903; -0.09974