North Greenwich railway station

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Not to be confused with North Greenwich tube station, an open London Underground station.
North Greenwich
N.Greenwich-c1900.jpg
Location
Place North Greenwich
History
Opened by London and Blackwall Railway
Platforms 1
Key dates Opened 29 July 1872
Closed 4 May 1926
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North Greenwich was a railway station named after the North Greenwich area of the Isle of Dogs in east London. It was located on the north side of the River Thames near Island Gardens, and is not to be confused with the present-day North Greenwich station on the London Underground's Jubilee line, which is located on the south side of the river, one mile downstream on the Greenwich Peninsula.[1]

North Greenwich was the terminus of the Millwall Extension Railway (MER) branch of the London and Blackwall Railway. Millwall Docks was the next station along the line.

Opened in July 1872 (slightly later than the other stations on the branch) with the official name North Greenwich & Cubitt Town, it connected with the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, linking it to the Greenwich area south of the river.

Traffic at the station was always light and, as with the rest of the MER, it closed to passengers in May 1926, though goods transport continued until the demise of the docks in the 1970s. The area was heavily redeveloped following the Docklands developments of the 1980s, and most of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) between Island Gardens and South Quay utilises the old MER route. The original Island Gardens DLR station (at that time the DLR's southern terminus) was built on the north end of the original North Greenwich station site when the DLR opened in 1987. When the DLR was extended to Lewisham in the 1990s, a new Island Gardens DLR station was built 100 metres away and the former site was demolished and replaced by a block of flats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Brown (2006). London Railway Atlas. Horsham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7110-3137-1. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Millwall Docks   London and Blackwall Railway
Millwall branch
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°29′17″N 0°0′39″W / 51.48806°N 0.01083°W / 51.48806; -0.01083