Crowlands railway station

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Crowlands is located in Greater London
Location of Crowlands in Greater London
Local authorityLondon Borough of Havering
Number of platforms4 (unfinished)
Railway companies
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Key dates
1900First proposed, but never opened
Other information
WGS84Coordinates: 51°34′15″N 0°09′38″E / 51.570695°N 0.16046°E / 51.570695; 0.16046
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Crowlands railway station was a proposed station on the Great Eastern Main Line near Romford, Essex, to be sited between Chadwell Heath and Romford, just west of Jutsums Lane where the railway passes over the road on a narrow bridge.

It was first proposed in 1900 by the Great Eastern Railway and platform foundations were laid, but construction was never completed. The London and North Eastern Railway, which inherited the route after the 1923 grouping of railway companies, resurrected the plans for Crowlands station in 1935, but nothing came about, and the plans were ultimately shelved after the Second World War. Thus, today there is a relatively significant distance of 2 miles 31 chains (3.8 km) on the line between Chadwell Heath and Romford stations.

The platform foundations at Crowlands are still in existence in the undergrowth, although they are not visible from street level as the railway is on an embankment. Railway infrastructure in the area that was completed included a signal box just west of the station site, which closed in 1949 as part of the Shenfield electrification project, as well an overhead electrification depot, to the east of Jutsums Lane.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dave Brennand, Ilford to Shenfield, Middleton Press, 2007, ISBN 1-901706-97-4
  • Joe Brown, London Railway Atlas (2nd Rev. Ed.), Ian Allan Ltd, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7110-3397-9
  Abandoned works  
Preceding station   Great Eastern Railway   Following station
Chadwell Heath
Line and station open
  Great Eastern Main Line   Romford
Line and station open