Shoreditch High Street railway station

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Shoreditch High Street
London Overground
Shoreditch High Street stn entrance2 April2010.jpg
Station entrance
Shoreditch High Street is located in Central London
Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch High Street
Location of Shoreditch High Street in Central London
Location Shoreditch
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets & London Borough of Hackney
Managed by London Overground
Owner Transport for London
Station code SDC
Number of platforms 2
Accessible Yes
Fare zone 1
National Rail annual entry and exit
2010–11 Increase 3.069 million[1]
2011–12 Decrease 2.618 million[1]
2012–13 Increase 3.263 million[1]
Key dates
27 April 2010 Opened
Other information
Lists of stations
External links
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Portal icon UK Railways portalCoordinates: 51°31′24″N 0°04′36″W / 51.5234°N 0.0768°W / 51.5234; -0.0768

Shoreditch High Street is a railway station in Shoreditch, London. The station is located on Bethnal Green Road close to Shoreditch High Street and is served by London Overground services running on the extended East London Line under the control of the London Rail division of Transport for London. The station is located partly in the London Borough of Hackney, with the station entrance on Braithwaite Street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and it is in Travelcard Zone 1.

The station officially opened to the public on 27 April 2010[2] with services running between Dalston Junction and New Cross or New Cross Gate. On 23 May 2010 services were extended from New Cross Gate to West Croydon or Crystal Palace. The station replaced nearby Shoreditch, which closed on 9 June 2006. The next station to the south is Whitechapel and to the north is Hoxton.

History[edit]

On the 1994 planning version of the underground map, the station was called 'Bishopsgate'.

Construction[edit]

The station is built on the former site of the Eastern Counties Railway's Bishopsgate terminus, built in 1840, and is fully enclosed in a concrete box structure so that future building works on the rest of the Bishopsgate site can be carried out without requiring the line to close in the future. The original station was later renamed Bishopsgate and converted for use as a goods yard. It was destroyed by fire in 1964 and remained derelict until being demolished in 2005. The station is situated on a section of track constructed to link the original East London Line and the formerly disused North London Railway's Kingsland Viaduct. Construction of the link included a new bridge over Shoreditch High Street and links to Whitechapel via a bridge over Brick Lane and a ramp on the site of the former Shoreditch tube station.

Services[edit]

All times below are correct as of the December 2010 timetables.

London Overground[edit]

East London Line[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays there is a service every 5–10 minutes throughout the day, while on Sundays before 13:00 there is a service every 5–9 minutes, changing to every 7–8 minutes until the end of service after that.[3] Current off peak frequency is:

Connections[edit]

London Buses Routes 8, 26, 35, 47, 48, 67, 78, 135, 149, 242, 388 and Night Routes N8, N26 and N35 serve the station.

Developments[edit]

Past[edit]

In May 2008 a Tower Hamlets London Borough Councillor called for the new station to be renamed Banglatown, claiming this would better reflect the area in which it will stand, being a centre of the Bangladeshi community. However Transport for London noted that changing the name would cost £2million and "cause confusion".[4] Mr Ullah has previously campaigned to change the name of Aldgate East tube station to "Brick Lane".[5]

Future[edit]

There have also been discussions of creating an interchange with the Central Line between Liverpool Street and Bethnal Green which runs almost underneath the station. However, this would not be able to happen until after the Crossrail 1 project is complete, due to extreme crowding on the Central Line during peak times.

Gallery[edit]

London Overground East London Line
Highbury & Islington London Underground North London Line National Rail
Canonbury North London Line
Dalston Junction
Kingsland Viaduct
Haggerston
Hoxton
Kingsland Viaduct
Shoreditch High Street
Whitechapel London Underground
Shadwell Docklands Light Railway
Wapping
Thames Tunnel
under River Thames
Rotherhithe
Canada Water London Underground
Surrey Quays
Queens Road Peckham National Rail
New Cross National Rail
Peckham Rye National Rail
New Cross Gate National Rail
Denmark Hill National Rail
Brockley National Rail
Clapham High Street London Underground
Honor Oak Park National Rail
Wandsworth Road
Forest Hill National Rail
Clapham Junction West London Line National Rail
Sydenham National Rail
Crystal Palace National Rail
Penge West National Rail
Anerley National Rail
Norwood Junction National Rail
West Croydon Tramlink National Rail

Construction gallery[edit]

Line[edit]

Preceding station   Overground notextroundel.svg National Rail logo.svg London Overground   Following station
East London Line

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Station usage estimates". Rail statistics. Office of Rail Regulation.  Please note: Some methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "The new East London Line opens to the public". BBC News. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/highburyislington-timetable.pdf
  4. ^ "Calls to rename East End station". BBC News (bbc.co.uk). 20 May 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2008. "Tower Hamlets councillor Abdal Ullah said the new station should be called "Banglatown" to reflect the strong Bangladeshi community. But a TfL spokesman said "It is important that a station name takes into account the street or the official name of its area, as recorded on official maps."" 
  5. ^ "Bid to name Tube stop Brick Lane". BBC News (bbc.co.uk). 15 December 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2007. "Tower Hamlets councillor Abdul Ullah wants the Tube station to be renamed in time for the 2012 summer Olympics. He told BBC London: "I think it will truly reflect the character of the area by renaming Aldgate East... people get it confused with Aldgate." He said the area's tourist trade was being affected because, while people had heard of Brick Lane and its reputation for curry restaurants, they could not find it on a Tube map." 

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