Willesden railway station

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This article is about a former railway station in London. For the current Willesden Junction station, see Willesden Junction station.
Willesden station and Acton Lane level crossing

Willesden railway station was a station about 50 yards (46 m) north of Acton Lane level crossing in Harlesden, north-west London, opened in 1841 by the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) on what became the West Coast Main Line (WCML). It had wooden platforms about 50 yards (46 m) (5 coach lengths) long beside each of the two tracks, a small wooden ticket office with an awning and a coal siding.[1] It was five or six furlongs south of the original village of Willesden, in what is now the London Borough of Brent. It closed later the same year, reopened in 1844 and closed finally when the L&BR's successor, the London and North Western Railway (LNWR), opened Willesden Junction station about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) to the south east on 1 September 1866.[2][3] On 15 June 1912 the LNWR opened a new station, "Harlesden". near the site.

Coordinates: 51°32′07″N 0°15′26″W / 51.5353°N 0.2572°W / 51.5353; -0.2572


  1. ^ Railway Magazine November 1947 p. 350
  2. ^ Forgotten Stations of Greater London by J.E.Connor and B.Halford- page 106
  3. ^ Chronology of London Railways by H.V.Borley- page 92