Shoreditch railway station

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This article is about the Shoreditch main line station that closed in 1940. For the Underground station of the same name that closed in 2006, see Shoreditch tube station.
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The Broad Street branch line in 1899
Location Shoreditch
Owner North London Railway
Number of platforms 3
Key dates
1 November 1865 (1865-11-01) Opened
4 October 1940 (1940-10-04) Closed
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Shoreditch was a railway station on the North London Railway (NLR) in Shoreditch, London, that was in use from 1865 to 1940. It was situated on a viaduct between Haggerston and Broad Street stations. It should not be confused with Shoreditch tube station (1869-2006) on the London Underground, situated about half a mile further south. It was also not the first main line railway station to possess the Shoreditch name; Bishopsgate (1840-1875) was originally given that name.

Opened on 1 November 1865, Shoreditch station was served by local services from Broad Street towards Poplar (East India Road). It closed on 4 October 1940 following wartime damage (though it was, in any case, not heavily used due to declining passenger numbers on the line).

Shoreditch railway station building today

The line through the station was finally closed in 1986, along with Broad Street and Dalston Junction. The branch line's viaduct was not demolished and remains largely intact. The viaduct has been renovated and reused as part of an extension of the East London Line, completed in 2010, although the station has not been reopened on this site.

The station's buildings on the corner of Old Street and Kingsland Road remain intact and are in use as commercial premises within which the original stairs to the platforms remain intact. The platforms also remained intact until they were demolished in 2005 in conjunction with the East London line extension project.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
North London Railway
  London Broad Street
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 51°31′39″N 0°04′43″W / 51.5275°N 0.0786°W / 51.5275; -0.0786