Coborn Road railway station

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Coborn Road
Coborn Road railway station.jpg
Coborn Road is located in Greater London
Coborn Road
Coborn Road
Location of Coborn Road in Greater London
Location Bow
Local authority London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Number of platforms 2
Railway companies
Original company Great Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 February 1865 Opened as Old Ford
1 March 1879 Renamed Coborn Road
2 December 1883 Resited and renamed Coborn Road for Old Ford
22 May 1916 Closed
5 May 1919 Reopened
8 December 1946 Closed
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°31′44″N 0°01′56″W / 51.5290°N 0.0321°W / 51.5290; -0.0321Coordinates: 51°31′44″N 0°01′56″W / 51.5290°N 0.0321°W / 51.5290; -0.0321
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Coborn Road was a railway station in Bow, east London, 2 miles 28 chains (3.8 km) down the main line from Liverpool Street.[1] It was opened on 1 February 1865 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) with the name Old Ford. (There was another station in the area also named Old Ford, but that was on the North London Railway.)

The GER renamed the station as Coborn Road on 1 March 1879. It was resited slightly to the west on 2 December 1883 at which time its name was changed again, to Coborn Road for Old Ford; it kept this name for the remainder of its life. As part of a widespread policy during the First World War of closing inner-city stops on the London main lines, the station was temporarily closed on 22 May 1916 and reopened on 5 May 1919.

It was permanently closed on 8 December 1946.[2] The station was demolished after closure but by 2016 there are were outline traces of the down platform and staircase. Much of its former catchment area has been taken over by the expanded Mile End tube station and Bow Church DLR station.[3]

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Globe Road   Great Eastern

Great Eastern Main Line
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  2. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.Connor and B.Halford ISBN 0-947699-17-1
  3. ^ London's Abandoned Tube Stations