Devonshire Street railway station

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Devonshire Street
Location Mile End Old Town
Owner Eastern Counties Railway
Number of platforms 2
Key dates
1839 (1839) Opened
1840 (1840) Closed
Replaced by Shoreditch
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Devonshire Street was a short-lived railway station in the parish of Mile End Old Town, in the East End of London. It was opened on 29 June 1839[1] as a temporary London terminus of the Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) from Romford prior to the construction of Shoreditch station which became the permanent terminus.[2] Devonshire Street was closed in 1840.[3] In 1884 a new station called Globe Road & Devonshire Street opened close to the site of the closed Devonshire Street station.

The street after which the station was named was later incorporated into the northern part of Bancroft Road, running east-west next to the tracks. The station was situated at Devonshire Street's junction with Globe Road.[4]

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  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 79. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ 'Bishopsgate Railway Terminus', Survey of London: volume 28: Spitalfields and Mile End New Town (1957), pp. 252-255. Date accessed: 06 August 2008.
  3. ^ Connor, J.E. (1991). The Forgotten Stations of Greater London. ISBN 0-947699-17-1.  - p.37
  4. ^ Mile End Old Town
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Eastern Counties Railway
Great Eastern Main Line