Croxley Green railway station

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Croxley Green
Croxley Green station geograph-3338698-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Station approach (1984)
Croxley Green is located in Hertfordshire
Croxley Green
Croxley Green
Location of Croxley Green in Hertfordshire
Location Croxley Green
Local authority District of Three Rivers
Number of platforms 1
Railway companies
Pre-grouping LNWR
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
British Railways
Key dates
1912 (1912) Opened
22 March 1996 Services ceased
29 September 2003 Official closure
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°39′04″N 0°25′43″W / 51.651046°N 0.428553°W / 51.651046; -0.428553Coordinates: 51°39′04″N 0°25′43″W / 51.651046°N 0.428553°W / 51.651046; -0.428553
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Croxley Green is a disused railway station located on the A412 between Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, and Watford at the end of a short branch line.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1912 by the LNWR as the terminus of the branch line of the Watford-Rickmansworth line. British Rail and Network SouthEast continued to run services until 1996. Not far from the terminus, a depot was built to maintain BR trains, and for stabling 1938 tube stock Bakerloo line trains. Seven years before closure, the original platform was removed due to safety concerns and a wooden platform was built on the other side of the track.[1]

In March 1996, the line and station were closed, supposedly temporarily; the station furniture, including the lighting and the wooden platform remained in situ. A section of the embankment just east of the Grand Union Canal bridge was removed to make way for a new Ascot Road to improve traffic flow to the nearby business park. It was considered uneconomical to bridge the road, and so the station remains breached from the rest of the line. Both the station and the line were permanently closed on 29 September 2003.[2] In 2005, the wooden platform was in a serious state of decay and was removed.[3]

As of 2018, little of the station furniture remains and the station is almost completely overgrown. The original track is still in-place, though all electrical equipment has been removed. The station gates have fallen into disrepair, and have been replaced with temporary security fencing. Steps up to platform level are still in-place with their handrails, alongside the now-faded Network Southeast-red lamp posts. Access to the viaduct across the Grand Union Canal is now restricted with permanent fencing and locked gates. [4]

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Network SouthEast
Croxley Green Branch
  Watford West