Walworth Road railway station

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Walworth Road
Location Walworth
Local authority Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell
Number of platforms 4[1]
Railway companies
Original company London, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
1 May 1863 Opened
3 April 1916 Closed to passengers
Other information
Lists of stations
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Walworth Road railway station was a railway station in Walworth Road, Southwark, south London, England, on the London Chatham & Dover Railway, which opened on 1 May 1863 on the route of the company's ambitious plan to extend into the City of London.[2] It was originally known as Camberwell Gate before changing its name in 1865.

Along with many other London stations, World War I wartime restraints forced it to close on 3 April 1916.[3] At the time, the closure was considered temporary, but the station never reopened and was subsequently demolished. Today there are virtually no traces that this was once a station.[4] It was planned in the 1950s to open a tube station in Walworth on the Bakerloo line, but the plans were abandoned.


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Borough Road
Line open, station closed
  London, Chatham
& Dover Railway

City Branch
  Camberwell
Line open, station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Railway Atlas 4th Edition p.39
  2. ^ Blackfriars Bridge - Loughborough Junction, UK.
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley
  4. ^ Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites: Walworth Road Station, UK.

Coordinates: 51°29′03″N 0°05′45″W / 51.4842°N 0.0957°W / 51.4842; -0.0957