Wembley Exhibition railway station

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Exhibition Station, Wembley
Wembly Park map 1938.jpg
Wembley Stadium station (centre), 1938
Local authority London Borough of Brent
Railway companies
Original company London and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
28 April 1923 (1923-04-28) Opened as Exhibition Station, Wembley[1]
? Renamed Wembley Exhibition[2]
by Feb 1928 Renamed Wembley Stadium[2]
18 May 1968 (1968-05-18) Last train[2]
Sept 1969 Officially Closed
Other information
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Exhibition Station (Wembley) was a railway station in Wembley Park in what is now the London Borough of Brent. It was built on a spur to connect the 1924-5 British Empire Exhibition to London Marylebone.

Exhibition Station opened on 28 April 1923, the day of Wembley Stadium's first FA cup final. It was later renamed Wembley Exhibition, and then, in February 1928, Wembley Stadium (now the name of the former Wembley Hill station).

It was only really used to transport spectators to Wembley events. It stopped carrying passengers in May 1968 and officially closed on 1 September 1969.

Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   London & North Eastern Railway
Wembley Exhibition Loop
  London Marylebone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 114. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 244. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

Coordinates: 51°33′29″N 0°16′25″W / 51.5581°N 0.2735°W / 51.5581; -0.2735