Old Kent Road railway station

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A 1915 map showing the location of the station near the bottom of the map
A 1908 Railway Clearing House map of lines around the approaches to London Bridge station

Old Kent Road was a railway station on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway line in south London which took its name from the Old Kent Road on which it was located. The station opened on 13 August 1866[1][2] on a viaduct and bridge crossing the road at a junction with a line to London Bridge station and what became Surrey Quays station on the East London Line and Queens Road Peckham station on the South London Line. The station was renamed in 1870 to Old Kent Road and Hatcham. The passenger train service to the East London was withdrawn on 1 June 1911 and the track was removed in 1912.[3] The station closed temporarily on 1 January 1917 during the First World War as an economy measure, but was never reopened after the end of the war.

Future[edit]

The reopening of the spur from Old Kent Road Junction to the East London Line in December 2012 allowed through services a century after they were withdrawn. A new station named New Bermondsey is proposed to be situated about 700 metres north of the site of the former Old Kent Road station.[4][5] A possible Bakerloo line extension has also been proposed to stop at either Old Kent Road or Peckham Rye.[6][7] A Southwark Council planning document suggests that reopening the station, in addition to the New Bermondsey station, should be explored as part of the redevelopment of the area.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  2. ^ London's Disused Stations by J.E.Connor
  3. ^ Londons Disused Stations Volume 6 by J.E.Connor
  4. ^ Google Image Result for http://www.arup.com/_assets/_img/image5974.jpg[dead link]
  5. ^ "Next steps Transport for London". Archived from the original on 22 January 2008. 
  6. ^ Bakerloo Line extension TFL website[dead link]
  7. ^ "Bakerloo line extension: Background to consultation" (PDF). Transport for London. September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Queen's Road Peckham   London, Brighton
& South Coast Railway
  South Bermondsey

Coordinates: 51°28′42″N 0°03′16″W / 51.4782°N 0.0545°W / 51.4782; -0.0545