Stroud Green railway station

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Stroud Green
Station master's building, 2010
Location
Place Stroud Green
Local authority Haringey
Coordinates 51°34′23″N 0°06′46″W / 51.5731°N 0.1129°W / 51.5731; -0.1129Coordinates: 51°34′23″N 0°06′46″W / 51.5731°N 0.1129°W / 51.5731; -0.1129
History
Opened by Great Northern Railway
Platforms 2
Key dates Opened 1881
Closed 1954
Replaced by none
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Stroud Green railway station is a former station in the Stroud Green area of north London. It was located between Finsbury Park station and Crouch End station on the bridge over Stapleton Hall Road. The station had platforms (now demolished) cantilevered from the bridge structure and a large station building at ground level.

History[edit]

The station was built by the Great Northern Railway (GNR) and opened on the railway's existing Edgware, Highgate and London Line on 11 April 1881. The line ran from Finsbury Park to Edgware via Highgate with branches to Alexandra Palace and High Barnet. After the 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies, the line was, from 1923, part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).

In 1935 London Underground planned, as part of its "New Works Programme" to take over the line from LNER, modernise it for use with electric trains and amalgamate it with the Northern line.


Works to modernise the track began in the late 1930s and were well advanced when they were interrupted and halted by the Second World War. Works were completed from Highgate to High Barnet and Mill Hill East and that section was incorporated into the Northern line between 1939 and 1941. Further works on the section between Finsbury Park, Highgate and Alexandra Palace were postponed and the line continued under the operation of the LNER. Because of wartime economies services were reduced to rush hours only, so that after the war the dwindling passenger numbers and a shortage of funds lead to the cancellation of the unfinished works in 1950 and passenger services to Stroud Green station were ended by British Railways on 3 July 1954 along with the rest of the line between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace.

The line continued to be used for goods into the 1960s and by London Underground for train stock movements until 6 October 1970 when it was completely closed. Today the track has been removed and the majority of platforms and station buildings have been demolished. The track bed between Muswell Hill and Finsbury Park is now the Parkland Walk. The station master's building is still in situ, on the north side of Stapleton Hall Road bridge.

Edgware Highgate & London Railway, 1900
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Crouch End
towards Edgware, High Barnet or
Alexandra Palace
  EH&LR   Finsbury Park
via King's Cross
towards Moorgate
  Abandoned Northern Heights Extension  
Preceding station   Underground no-text.svg London Underground   Following station
Northern line
towards Moorgate

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