Uxbridge High Street railway station

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Uxbridge High Street
Uxbridge High Street station.jpg
Location
Place Uxbridge
Area London Borough of Hillingdon
Grid reference TQ052845
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
Platforms 1
History
1 May 1907 Station opened for passengers
11 May 1914 Opened to goods traffic
1 January 1917 Service suspended
3 May 1920[1] Service resumed
25 September 1939 Passenger service ceased
24 February 1964[2][3] Goods service ceased and station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

Uxbridge High Street railway station in Uxbridge, England, was on what is now Oxford Road near its junction with Sanderson Road. It was the southern terminus and only station on the Great Western Railway (GWR) branch line from the GWR/GCR joint line, which is now the Chiltern Main Line.

Station[edit]

Uxbridge High Street station on a 1935 Ordnance Survey map

The station opened on 1 May 1907;[4] the service was suspended between January 1917 and May 1920.[5] The station closed to passengers on 25 September 1939, goods services continued until the station closed completely on 24 February 1964.

Branch line[edit]

Denham Junction to Uxbridge branch as planned shown on a 1903 map

The Uxbridge High Street branch was intended to be extended across the town to a point just south of Uxbridge Vine Street railway station, the terminus of the GWR branch from West Drayton. Some land was purchased and the lines extended over High Street on a bridge,[6] but the proposal was abandoned in 1914.

The branch from Uxbridge High Street ran along the west side of Shire Ditch and Frays River and through the centre of the present Denham Country Park. A triangular junction with the main line at the north end connected west towards Denham and east towards West Ruislip. The three junctions were named Denham South, Denham West and Denham East. The curve between the South and East Junctions was little used, and closed during World War I.

The locations of the curves joining the main line can be seen in the landscape today, forming the northern perimeters of the park's northern lake and woodland adjacent to Uxbridge Golf Course.

Route[edit]

A 1914 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Uxbridge (inset, upper left)

Most services from Uxbridge High Street ran to Denham via Denham West Junction, with some extended two stations further west to Gerrards Cross.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chronology of Londons Railways by H.V.Borley page 87
  2. ^ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/u/uxbridge_high_street/index.shtml
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V. Borley - page 87
  4. ^ MacDermot, p.611
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. 60
  6. ^ Mitchell & Smith, fig. XXX

Bibliography[edit]

  • MacDermot, E.T. (1931). History of the Great Western Railway. Vol. II (1st ed.). Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (April 2002). Paddington to Princes Risborough. Western Main Lines. Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 1-901706-81-8. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Denham
Line closed, station open
  Great Western Railway
Uxbridge High Street branch
  Terminus
South Harefield Halt
Line and station closed
   

Coordinates: 51°33′01″N 0°29′00″W / 51.5504°N 0.4833°W / 51.5504; -0.4833