Minories railway station
Minories railway station, circa 1840
Location of Minories in Central London
|Local authority||City of London|
|Opened by||Commercial Railway|
|Key dates||Opened 6 July 1840
Temporarily closed 1849
Closed 24 October 1853
|Replaced by||Fenchurch Street|
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It opened on 6 July 1840 as the City terminus for the London and Blackwall Railway (then known as the Commercial Railway). Minories was soon supplemented by a new station several hundred yards west, named Fenchurch Street, designed by William Tite. This station opened in 1841, although Minories functioned as an alternative terminus until 1853, when it was closed to make way for the expansion Fenchurch Street station (which was completed the following year).
The station site was later converted into goods sidings, and the station shell was used as a goods depot, being renamed Royal Mint Street Depot. The depot remained open until April 1951; demolition came shortly after. In 1987, when the Docklands Light Railway opened, its western terminus at Tower Gateway opened on the site of the old Minories station.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Terminus||London and Blackwall
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