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The London Underground is a rapid transit system in the United Kingdom that serves Greater London and adjacent counties of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The system has many former stations, while others were planned but not opened. Services to some former stations ended when they were closed because they had too few passengers to make their retention worthwhile; some stations became redundant after lines were rerouted or replacements were constructed; others are no longer served by the Underground, but remain open to National Rail main line services. Many stations were planned as parts of new lines or extensions to existing ones, but were later abandoned without having been opened.

Some closed stations retain their original station building, converted for other uses or abandoned, while others have been demolished and their sites redeveloped. A number of stations, while still open, have closed platforms or sections, such as the Jubilee Line platforms at Charing Cross. The interiors and platforms of closed stations are among parts of the London Underground available for filming purposes.[1]

Former stationsEdit

The following stations were once served by a London Underground Line or by one of the organisation's predecessor companies,[2] but are no longer served. Many are permanently closed, but some continue to be served by National Rail operators.

Station Line Closed[3] Type of closure Current condition Details
Aldgate East Station District 01938-10-3030 October 1938 Station resited Demolished Closed when the current station was opened a short distance to the east to enable the Aldgate junction to be rebuilt[4]
Aldwych Piccadilly 01994-09-3030 September 1994 Station and route closed Building remains and platforms sometimes used for cinematic purposes Terminus of Piccadilly Line branch Line from Holborn; closed due to low passenger numbers and cost of replacing lifts[5]
Aylesbury Metropolitan 01961-09-1010 September 1961 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail The service was cut back to Amersham when London Underground electric locomotives were replaced with London Underground A60 Stock trains.[6]
Blake Hall Central 01981-10-3131 October 1981 Station and route closed Building remains Closed due to low passenger numbers[7]
Brill Metropolitan 01935-11-3030 November 1935 Station and route closed Demolished Closed when Brill branch was closed due to very low passenger numbers[8]
British Museum Central 01933-09-2424 September 1933 Station closed Demolished Closed when Central Line platforms were opened at Holborn[9]
Brompton Road Piccadilly 01934-07-2929 July 1934 Station closed Mostly demolished, side elevation remains Closed due to low passenger numbers and creation of a new entrance to Knightsbridge station[10]
Bushey Bakerloo 01982-09-2424 September 1982 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Former peak hours only service withdrawn to save money following cancellation of Greater London Council's Fares Fair policy[11]
Carpenders Park Bakerloo 01982-09-2424 September 1982 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Former peak hours only service withdrawn to save money following cancellation of Greater London Council's Fares Fair policy[11]
Castle Hill (Ealing Dean) District 01885-09-3030 September 1885 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail The Windsor service was cut back to Ealing Broadway due to low passenger numbers.[12] It is now West Ealing station.
Charing Cross Jubilee 01999-11-1919 November 1999 Partial Remainder of station in use Two platforms are still functional but were removed from public-use when the Jubilee Line Extension to Stratford was opened in 1999.[13]
City Road Northern 01922-08-088 August 1922 Station closed Mostly demolished, ventilation tower remains Closed due to low passenger numbers[14]
Down Street Piccadilly 01932-05-2121 May 1932 Station closed Building remains Closed due to low passenger numbers when entrances to Green Park and Hyde Park Corner were moved closer to its location[15]
Drayton Park Northern 01976-08-1616 August 1976 Service withdrawn, transferred to National Rail Operated by National Rail Former Northern Line Highbury Branch between Moorgate and Finsbury Park converted to main Line operation[16]
Earl's Court District 01878-01-3131 January 1878 Station resited Demolished Original station closed when the current station opened to the west[17]
Essex Road Northern 01976-08-1616 August 1976 Service withdrawn, transferred to National Rail Operated by National Rail Former Northern Line Highbury Branch between Moorgate and Finsbury Park converted to main Line operation[16]
Granborough Road Metropolitan 01936-07-044 July 1936 Station and route closed Demolished Closed when Verney Junction service was cut back to Aylesbury due to low passenger numbers[8]
Great Missenden Metropolitan 01961-09-1010 September 1961 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail The service was cut back to Amersham when London Underground electric locomotives were replaced with London Underground trains.[6]
Grove Road (Hammersmith) Metropolitan 01906-12-3131 December 1906 Service withdrawn Subsequently closed and demolished Service withdrawn due to low passenger numbers; station was closed in 1916 by London and South Western Railway[18]
Hanwell District 01885-09-3030 September 1885 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail The Windsor service was cut back to Ealing Broadway due to low passenger numbers.[12]
Hatch End Bakerloo 01982-09-2424 September 1982 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Former peak hours only service withdrawn to save money following cancellation of Greater London Council's Fares Fair policy[11]
Hayes District 01885-09-3030 September 1885 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail The Windsor service was cut back to Ealing Broadway due to low passenger numbers.[12] It is now Hayes & Harlington station.
Headstone Lane Bakerloo 01982-09-2424 September 1982 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Former peak hours only service withdrawn to save money following cancellation of Greater London Council's Fares Fair policy[11]
Hillingdon Metropolitan, Piccadilly 01992-12-055 December 1992 Station resited Demolished The original station was to the east of current station and was closed to allow widening of the A40 road.[19]
Holborn Piccadilly 01994-09-3030 September 1994 Partial Remainder of station in use The station has two disused platforms that served the Aldwych branch; one was taken out of use in 1917.
Hounslow Town District 01909-05-011 May 1909 Station and route closed, station resited Demolished On a now-closed branch of the Metropolitan District Railway, from what is now the Piccadilly Line near Hounslow East, it was closed when Hounslow East station was opened.[20]
King's Cross St. Pancras Metropolitan 01941-03-099 March 1941 Station resited Building remains The original platforms were to the east of the current ones; the station was moved to make interchange with main Line station easier.[21]
King William Street Northern 01900-02-2424 February 1900 Station and route closed Demolished but underground platforms remain The original terminus of the City & South London Railway, which was closed when the Line was extended on a new alignment to Bank[22]; converted for use as an air-raid shelter during the war
Langley Station District 01885-09-3030 September 1885 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail The Windsor & Eton Central Station service was cut back to Ealing Broadway due to low passenger numbers.[12]
Leigh-on-Sea Station District 01939-09-3030 September 1939 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Limited excursion service withdrawn as a wartime measure and not restarted[23]
Lord's Metropolitan 01939-11-1919 November 1939 Station closed Demolished Closed to increase capacity on Metropolitan Line, following opening of nearby St John's Wood station on the Bakerloo Line.[24]
Mark Lane District, Circle 01967-02-044 February 1967 Station resited Building remains Closed when current Tower Hill station to the east was built to a provide better interchange with mainLine services at Fenchurch Street[25]
Marlborough Road Metropolitan 01939-11-1919 November 1939 Station closed Building remains Closed to increase capacity on Metropolitan Line, following opening of nearby St John's Wood station on the Bakerloo Line[26]
New Cross East London 02007-12-2222 December 2007 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Now operated by London Overground
New Cross Gate East London 02007-12-2222 December 2007 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Now operated by London Overground
Northfields & Little Ealing Piccadilly 01932-05-1818 May 1932 Station resited Demolished Moved to allow access into new depot at Northfields built for Piccadilly Line trains; when open, this station was served by the District Line.[27]
North Weald Central 01994-09-3030 September 1994 Station and route closed Building remains Closed due to low passenger numbers;[7] reopened in 2004 as part of the Epping Ongar Railway.[28]
Ongar Central 01994-09-3030 September 1994 Station and route closed Building remains Closed due to low passenger numbers;[7] reopened in 2004 as part of the Epping Ongar Railway.[28]
Osterley & Spring Grove Piccadilly 01934-03-2424 March 1934 Station resited Building remains Closed when new Osterley station was opened to the south-west, to provide additional capacity[29]
Park Royal & Twyford Abbey Piccadilly 01931-07-055 July 1931 Station resited Demolished Closed when station was relocated to Park Royal to provide more convenient access from Western Avenue;[30] when open, this station was served by the District Line.
Preston Road Metropolitan 01932-01-022 January 1932 Station resited Demolished A small halt station was reconstructed to the west when the number of tracks through the station was increased from two to four.[31]
Quainton Road Metropolitan 01936-07-055 July 1936 Station closed Building remains Closed when Verney Junction service was cut back to Aylesbury due to low passenger numbers;[8] temporarily reopened for war time operations between 1943 and 1948;[32] the station is the home of the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and is used for occasional special services from Aylesbury.
Rotherhithe East London 02007-12-2222 December 2007 Service withdrawn, transferred to National Rail Operated by National Rail Now operated by London Overground
St Mary's (Whitechapel Road) District 01938-04-3030 April 1938 Station closed Bombed in World War II; demolished Closed when Aldgate East was rebuilt closer to its location; converted for use as an air-raid shelter during the war[33]
Shadwell East London 02007-12-2222 December 2007 Service withdrawn, transferred to National Rail Operated by National Rail Now operated by London Overground
Shepherd's Bush Hammersmith & City 01914-03-3131 March 1914 Station resited Demolished Station replaced by Shepherd's Bush (now Shepherd's Bush Market) to the north and Goldhawk Road to the south[34]
Shoeburyness Station District 01939-09-3030 September 1939 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail Limited excursion service withdrawn as a wartime measure and not restarted[23]
Shoreditch East London 02006-06-099 June 2006 Station and route closed Building remains Closed to allow extension of East London Line on new alignment across site[35][36] Replaced by London Overground station Shoreditch High Street.
Slough Station District 01885-09-3030 September 1885 Service withdrawn Operated by National Rail The Windsor service was cut back to Ealing Broadway due to low passenger numbers.[12]
Lambeth Road City & Brixton Railway 1898[37] 1902[38] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired
London Bridge City & Brixton Railway 1898[37] 1902[38] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired; a separate Station to the Northern line Station of the same name
Lorn Road City & Brixton Railway 1898[37] 1902[38] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired
Lothbury Great Northern & City Railway 1902[39] 1914[40] New Station on new route Superseded by an alternative plan which did not need the Station, which was not carried out either
Ludgate Circus Jubilee line 1964[41] 1980[42] New Station on new route Part of the cancelled phase 2 of the original Jubilee line plans
Maida Vale North West London Railway 1899[43] 1908[44] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired; a separate Station to the Bakerloo line Station of the same name, which was planned later.
Mansion House Metropolitan District Railway 1897[45] 1908[46] New Station on new route The terminus of a cancelled deep-level express route running under the south side of the Circle line from Gloucester Road, it would have had an interchange with the MDR's sub-surface Station.
Marble Arch North West London Railway 1899[43] 1908[44] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired; a connection was planned to the Central line Station.
Mill Hill (The Hale) Northern 1935[47] 1954[48] Transfer from LNER Abandoned part of Northern Heights Project
Muswell Hill Northern 1935[47] 1954[48] Transfer from LNER Abandoned part of Northern Heights Project
North End Northern 1903[49] 1906[49] New Station on new route Planned by the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway, but abandoned, partly built at platform level, because of anticipated low passenger numbers; the line opened through the Station as planned in 1907.
Paddenwick Road Central 1913[50] 1919[50] New Station on new route Abandoned proposal for an extension to Richmond
Rylett Road Central 1913[50] 1919[50] New Station on new route Abandoned proposal for an extension to Richmond
St George's Circus City & Brixton Railway 1898[51] 1902[52] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired
Stroud Green Northern 1935[47] 1954[48] Transfer from LNER Abandoned part of Northern Heights Project
Turnham Green Central 1913[50] 1919[50] New Station on new route Abandoned proposal for an extension to Richmond
Walworth Bakerloo 1931[53] 1950[54] New Station on new route Part of abandoned extension to Camberwell
West End North West London Railway 1899[43] 1908[44] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired
Wood Green Great Northern & Strand Railway 1898[55] 1902[56] New Station on new route Part of a section of the Great Northern & Strand Railway running beneath the Great Northern Railway north of Finsbury Park; cancelled when line was merged with the Brompton & Piccadilly Circus Railway (now the Piccadilly line); would have had an interchange with the GNR's Wood Green Station (now Alexandra Palace)
Victoria North West London Railway 1899[57] 1908[44] New Station on new route Company failed to raise funds and permissions expired; a connection was planned to the District line Station.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. London Underground Film Office. Transport for London. Retrieved on 15 July 2010.
  2. Today's London Underground is an amalgamation of a number of separate railway companies that were brought together under the common ownership of the London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) in 1933. The current operator, Transport for London, is the latest successor of the LPTB.
  3. Rose (2005)
  4. Connor (2001) pp.104–05
  5. Connor (2001) pp.100–101
  6. 6.0 6.1 Day and Reed (2008) p.161
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Bruce and Croome (2006) p.72
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Day and Reed (2008) p.120
  9. Connor (2001) p.42
  10. Connor (2001) p.49
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Horne (2001) pp.72–73
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Horne (2006), p.23
  13. Connor (2001) pp.103
  14. Connor (2001) pp.20–21
  15. Connor (2001) pp.31–32
  16. 16.0 16.1 Day and Reed (2008) p.177
  17. Connor (2001) p.108
  18. Hammersmith (Grove Road) Station. Disused Stations. Retrieved on 22 May 2010.
  19. Connor (2001) p.109
  20. Connor (2001) p.19
  21. Connor (2001) p.112
  22. Connor (2001) pp.9–10
  23. 23.0 23.1 Day and Reed (2008) p.135
  24. Connor (2001) p.69
  25. Connor (2001) p.121
  26. Connor (2001) p.71
  27. Connor (2001) p.=115
  28. 28.0 28.1 Day and Reed (2008) p.202
  29. Connor (2001) p.53
  30. Connor (2001) p.26
  31. Connor (2001) p.117
  32. Rose (2005)
  33. Connor (2001) p.58
  34. Connor (2001) p.117
  35. East London Line facts. Transport for London. Retrieved on 14 July 2010.
  36. Shoreditch. Abandoned Stations. Retrieved on 22 May 2010.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Badsey-Ellis (2005) pp.74–76
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.213
  39. Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.139
  40. Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.279
  41. Horne (2000) p.33
  42. Horne (2000) pp.52-53
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 Badsey-Ellis (2005) pp.79–80
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.3 Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.266
  45. Badsey-Ellis (2005) pp.70-71
  46. Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.220
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Day and Reed (2008) p.118
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 Alexandra Palace. Disused Stations. Retrieved on 13 June 2010.
  49. 49.0 49.1 Connor (2001) pp.14
  50. 50.0 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 Badsey-Ellis (2005) pp.273-274
  51. Badsey-Ellis (2005) pp.74–76
  52. Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.213
  53. Horne (2001) p.40
  54. Horne (2001) p.57
  55. Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.77
  56. Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.138
  57. Badsey-Ellis (2005) p.264

ReferencesEdit

  • Badsey-Ellis, Antony (2005). London's Lost Tube Schemes. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-293-3. 
  • Beard, Tony (2002). By Tube Beyond Edgware. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-246-1. 
  • Bruce, J Graeme; Croome, Desmond F (2006) [1996]. The Central Line: An Illustrated History. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-297-6. 
  • Connor, J. E. (2001). London's Disused Underground Stations (2nd ed.). Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-250-X. 
  • Day, John R; Reed, John (2008) [1963]. The Story of London's Underground. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-316-6. 
  • Horne, Mike (2000). The Jubilee Line: An Illustrated History. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-220-8. 
  • Horne, Mike (2001). The Bakerloo Line: An Illustrated History. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-248-8. 
  • Horne, Mike (2006). The District Line: An Illustrated History. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-292-5. 
  • Rose, Douglas (2005). The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History. Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-219-4. 

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