Stroud Green railway station
|Opened by||Great Northern Railway|
|Key dates||Opened 1881
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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.
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).
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.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
towards Edgware, High Barnet or
via King's Cross
|Abandoned Northern Heights Extension|
|Preceding station||London Underground||Following station|
- Disused Stations: Stroud Green
- London's Transport Museum Photographic Archive