Haverstock Hill railway station

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Local railway lines, 1914
Ordnance Survey map, 1920
Haverstock Hill station

Haverstock Hill railway station was opened by the Midland Railway on 13 July 1868 when it built its extension to St Pancras station. It lay between Belsize Tunnels and Lismore Circus, and served Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park and Gospel Oak, London.[1]

The Victorian Super Outer Circle route, passing through Haverstock Hill station

For a short period from 1878 and 1880, the Midland Railway operated the Super Outer Circle service through the station from St. Pancras to Earl's Court Underground station via tracks through Cricklewood, then using the Dudding Hill Line to South Acton and Hammersmith.[2]

The station was closed on 1 January 1916 as a wartime economy measure, and was not re-opened.[1][3] The station buildings, which were on the west side of Lismore Circus, remained until the late 1960s, when they were demolished. Some remnants of the platforms remain beside the track.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Haverstock Hill". Disused Stations. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Circle Line, History". Clive's Underground Line Guides. Retrieved 13 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Finchley Road   Midland Railway   Highgate Road
  Midland Railway
Midland Main Line
  Kentish Town

Coordinates: 51°33′09″N 0°09′25″W / 51.5524°N 0.1569°W / 51.5524; -0.1569