Dalston Junction

378153, in one of the two bay platforms at the new Dalston Junction station, on 11th December 2010, nine months after it opened. It is on the site of the original Dalston Junction that opened in 1865 with the North London Railway's City branch to its grand terminus at Broad Street but that line closed in 1986. I remember the old Dalston Junction, which was open to the sky, very well. It was redolent of decay with unrepaired war damage. All the old ravaged buildings were torn down by BR in the 1970s and replaced with, inevitably, ghastly bus stop style waiting shelters. Personally, I preferred the ruins. On the outside of the two bay platforms are the through platforms for trains from Highbury & Islington to Crystal Palace, West Croydon and Clapham Junction. All trains from New Cross, however, terminate at Dalston Junction.

Location: Dalston Junction

Company: North London Railway

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Date: 11/12/2010

Image number: 73211

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