Uxbridge Vine Street railway station

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Uxbridge Vine Street
Uxbridge Vine Street.jpg
Location
Place Uxbridge
Area Hillingdon
Grid reference TQ 0552 8389
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
Platforms 3
History
8 September 1856 Station opened for passengers
9 October 1871 Line reopened as standard gauge
1881 Line doubled
10 September 1962 Passenger service ceased
24 February 1964 Goods service ceased
13 July 1964 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Uxbridge (Vine Street) Branch Line
Uxbridge Vine Street (1856-1962)
Cowley (1904-1962)
Grand Junction Canal
West Drayton
Great Western Main Line
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Staines & West Drayton Railway
Uxbridge Vine Street station in 1945

Uxbridge Vine Street station opened on 8 September 1856 as Uxbridge Station and was the earliest of three railway stations in Uxbridge. It was the northern terminus of the Great Western Railway Uxbridge branch from the main line at West Drayton. South from Uxbridge town centre the line ran near Whitehall Road and Cleveland Road.

In November 1885, the Staines West branch opened sharing a short section of the Vine Street branch to connect to the main line. An intermediate station at Cowley opened in 1904. Uxbridge Vine Street station was closed to passengers from 10 September 1962, when the service from West Drayton was withdrawn.[1][2] Goods traffic ceased two years later and the only stretch of the line north of West Drayton to survive longer than this was that as far as Middlesex Oil Depot, some distance south of Cowley, which closed in 1979. Demolition of Uxbridge Vine Street station occurred in 1969. Hillingdon Road now covers its site.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Uxbridge branch
  Cowley
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uxbridge Vine St at Subterranea Britannica www.disused-stations.org.uk, Accessed 2008-11-20
  2. ^ a b Uxbridge Vine St Line at Abandoned Tube Stations www.abandonedstations.org.uk Accessed 2008-11-20

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Coordinates: 51°32′40″N 0°28′45″W / 51.5444°N 0.4791°W / 51.5444; -0.4791