St. Quintin Park and Wormwood Scrubs railway station

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St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs
North Pole Road in London, 2013.jpg
The former entrance to the station on North Pole Road
St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs is located in Greater London
St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs
St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs
Location of St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs in Greater London
Location North Kensington
Local authority Hammersmith & Fulham
Grid reference TQ230816
Number of platforms 2
Railway companies
Original company West London Railway
Pre-grouping West London Railway
Post-grouping West London Railway
Key dates
1 August 1871 (1871-08-01) Opened as Wormwood Scrubs
1 August 1892 Renamed St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs
1 November 1893 Resited
3 October 1940 (1940-10-03) Closed
Other information
Lists of stations
WGS84 51°31′13″N 0°13′40″W / 51.5204°N 0.2279°W / 51.5204; -0.2279Coordinates: 51°31′13″N 0°13′40″W / 51.5204°N 0.2279°W / 51.5204; -0.2279

A 1914 diagram showing the station location in west London

St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs was a railway station on the West London Railway in Kensington, west London. It was situated on an embankment next to North Pole Road in North Kensington, close to the road's junction with Wood Lane, and near Wormwood Scrubs.

The station was located on two different sites during its history. The original station building and platforms, constructed mostly of wood, opened on 1 August 1871 with the name Wormwood Scrubs, alternatively spelt Wormwood Scrubbs, but closed on 1 November 1893 when the station was resited 100 yards (91 m) further north to the north side of North Pole Road. It had been renamed St. Quintin Park & Wormwood Scrubs on 1 August 1892 and retained the full name and remained operational until 3 October 1940 when it was destroyed by fire during the Blitz of World War II. The second station, also of wooden construction, burned away and its remains demolished.[1]

Most electric trains on the present-day West London Line stop near the site of the former station to change current collection method, as the line to the north is electrified by AC overhead wires and to the south by DC third rail. In 2009 local authority leaders lobbied the government to build a new station a short distance to the north of the disused one, however such plans have not materialised.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Uxbridge Road   West London Railway   Willesden Junction