Junction Road railway station
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|Opened by||Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway|
|Key dates||Opened 1 January 1872
Closed 3 May 1943
|Replaced by||Tufnell Park tube station|
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Junction Road railway station (originally Junction Road for Tufnell Park) was a railway station in London. The station was opened by the Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway on 1 January 1872. It was located at the corner of Junction Road and Station Road in N19, near the northern tip of Islington.
Trains from the station generally ran between St Pancras or Kentish Town to Barking or Southend, however over its history trains ran to a number of other locations including Cambridge, Chingford and Victoria.
It was initially very heavily used, mainly due to the nearby cattle market; at its peak in 1902 over 140,000 passengers used the station. Following the opening of the nearby Tufnell Park tube station in 1907, which provided direct links to the West End and the City, passenger levels dropped drastically (in a 1937 poem, John Betjeman described it as "a lonely station"). The station was closed on May 3, 1943 and demolished in the early 1950s; the only remaining sign of the station is the name "Station Road".
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|Highgate Road||Tottenham & Hampstead Junction Railway||Upper Holloway|
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