Victoria Park railway station (London)

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Victoria Park
Location
Place Hackney Wick
History
Opened by North London Railway
Key dates Opened 14 June 1856
Closed 8 November 1943
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Victoria Park (opened as Victoria Park & Hackney Wick)[1] was a railway station near Victoria Park, east London,[2] that was on the North London Railway (NLR) between Homerton and Old Ford. The station was situated on the north-east corner of the park, near Wick Road. It opened in June 1856, six years after the opening of the track to the NLR's original terminus at Bow, and two years after the opening of a spur line linking it to the Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) line at Stratford. The original station on the north side of Wick Road was replaced in March 1866 by a larger station at the junction itself to the south of the road, to cope with increased passenger numbers.

The line east of Dalston Junction was cut off after bomb damage in the Blitz of World War II and Victoria Park station was fully closed in November 1943. It never re-opened and the station buildings were ultimately demolished when the East Cross Route (formerly the A102(M) but now the A12) was constructed in the late 1960s alongside the railway's alignment to Old Ford station as part of the aborted London Motorway Box scheme. The track to Old Ford was subsequently lifted in the early 1980s but the track to Stratford was put back into revived passenger use in 1979, and a few months later Hackney Wick station on the North London Line opened a short distance to the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knott, George. "Trial of Franz Muller". 1911. Butterworth & Co (Internet Archive). Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Catford, Nick. "Victoria Park (1st site)". Disused Stations Site Record. http://www.subbrit.org.uk/. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Homerton   North London
Railway
  Old Ford

Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 0°01′47″W / 51.5438°N 0.0296°W / 51.5438; -0.0296