[Former] Shoreditch Railway Station - Old Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 31.635 W 000° 04.682
30U E 702680 N 5712507
Quick Description: Shoreditch railway stations, that ceased operating in 1940, used to handle services operated by the North London Railway. The tracks are still in use and the station building still exists at the junction of Old Street and Kingsland Road.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/26/2022 1:07:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM16BY2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

Wikipedia has an article about the former Shoreditch railway station that tells us:

Shoreditch was a railway station on the North London Railway (NLR) in Shoreditch, London, that was in use from 1865 to 1940. It was situated on a viaduct between Haggerston and Broad Street stations. It should not be confused with Shoreditch Underground station (1869–2006) on the London Underground, situated about half a mile further south. It was also not the first main line railway station to possess the Shoreditch name; Bishopsgate (1840–1875) was originally given that name.

After the station closure the Poplar service continued to pass through Shoreditch but this was withdrawn on 15 May 1944 due to bomb damage between Dalston and Poplar and declining passenger numbers.

The following August the station building was slightly damaged by a V-1 rocket explosion.

After the war the station building was taken over by a dress making firm. The wooden platform awnings were taken down between 1953 and 1956 and during late 1965 most of the other timber platform level buildings were removed down. The buildings that housed the stairwells survived along with some brick structures but these succumbed in late 1971. The platforms also remained intact until they were demolished in 2005, in conjunction with the East London line extension project.

The "Steam" lines (also known as No 1 lines) were lifted sometime during the 1970s and traffic declined at Broad Street until that station was closed on 30 June 1986 with the former No 2 electric lines being lifted soon after.

After that the track bed through the station remained overgrown and unused until the East London Line extension was opened in 2010.

The station did not re-open as part of the East London Line extension but a new station called Shoreditch High Street was constructed nearby. The line does however pass through the Shoreditch station site.

The station's buildings on the corner of Old Street and Kingsland Road remain intact and are in use as commercial premises within which the original stairs to the platforms remain intact.

Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: No

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
The building is now used for offices and retail purposes.

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Not in use

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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