North Greenwich railway station

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Not to be confused with North Greenwich tube station, an open London Underground station.
North Greenwich
N.Greenwich-c1900.jpg
Location North Greenwich
Owner London and Blackwall Railway
Number of platforms 1
Key dates
29 July 1872 (1872-07-29) Opened
4 May 1926 (1926-05-04) Closed
Other information
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North Greenwich was a railway station named after the North Greenwich area of the Isle of Dogs in London. It was located on the north side of the River Thames near Island Gardens in the east of the city, and is not to be confused with the present-day North Greenwich station on the London Underground's Jubilee line, which is located on the south side of the river, one mile downstream on the Greenwich Peninsula.[1]

North Greenwich was the terminus of the Millwall Extension Railway (MER) branch of the London and Blackwall Railway, 4 miles 39 chains (7.2 km) down-line from the western terminus at Fenchurch Street, although services did not operate through to Fenchurch Street but instead connected to the Fenchurch Street-Blackwall service at Millwall Junction. Millwall Docks was the preceding station along the line.

Opened in July 1872 (slightly later than the other stations on the branch) with the official name North Greenwich & Cubitt Town, it connected with the Greenwich Foot Tunnel, linking it to the Greenwich area south of the river.

Traffic at the station was always light and, as with the rest of the MER, it closed to passengers in May 1926, though goods transport continued until the demise of the docks in the 1970s. The area was heavily redeveloped following the Docklands developments of the 1980s, and most of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) between Island Gardens and South Quay utilises the old MER route. The original Island Gardens DLR station (at that time the DLR's southern terminus) was built on the north end of the original North Greenwich station site when the DLR opened in 1987. When the DLR was extended to Lewisham in the 1990s, a new Island Gardens DLR station was built 100 metres away and the former site was demolished and replaced by a block of flats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Brown (2006). London Railway Atlas. Horsham, UK: Ian Allan Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7110-3137-1. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Millwall Docks
Line and station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
London and Blackwall Railway
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°29′17″N 0°0′39″W / 51.48806°N 0.01083°W / 51.48806; -0.01083