Coborn Road railway station

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Coborn Road
Coborn Road railway station.jpg
Coborn Road is located in Greater London
Coborn Road
Coborn Road
Location of Coborn Road in Greater London
Place Bow
Local authority Tower Hamlets
Platforms 2
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 February 1865 Opened as Old Ford
1 March 1879 Renamed Coborn Road
2 December 1883 Resited and renamed Coborn Road for Old Ford
22 May 1916 Closed
5 May 1919 Reopened
8 December 1946 Closed
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°31′44″N 0°01′56″W / 51.5290°N 0.0321°W / 51.5290; -0.0321

Coborn Road (Old Ford) railway station was a station built by the Great Eastern Railway on the main line out of London from Liverpool Street. It was opened on 1 Feb 1865 to serve the surrounding Bow area. It was resited slightly to the west on 2 Dec 1883, temporarily closed on 22 May 1916 and reopened on 5 May 1919 . It was finally closed on 8 December 1946.[1] Much of its former catchment area has been taken over by Bow Road on the District line, Mile End on the District line and Central line and the DLR's Bow Church.[2]

As part of a widespread policy during the First World War of closing inner-city stops on the London main lines it was closed in 1916, reopening in 1919.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Globe Road   Great Eastern

Great Eastern Main Line

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.Connor and B.Halford ISBN 0 947699
  2. ^ London's Abandoned Tube Stations