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There are 8 pages of railways in this region.
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Charing Cross Railway

Former entrance to the original Blackfriars Station on Blackfriars Road on 24 July 2014. Planned by the Charing Cross Railway Company, it was opened by the South Eastern Railway in January 1864 and closed five years later when replaced by Waterloo (later Waterloo East). [Bill Roberton]

Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway

Considering the value of property in London the old Northern line tube station at Euston is remarkably unchanged long after its closure [See image 5179]. The complex story of this station and what lies beneath the red tiled exterior can be found in the Abandoned Stations website. [Mark Bartlett]

Chobham Farm Spur (Great Eastern Railway)

Gangway please!!! The driver of Silverlink 313111 about to attempt a quick change of ends at Stratford in 2005. Good luck with that. The NLL service from Richmond had arrived late due to engineering works around the station. View is north along low level platforms 1&2, with the route to ... [John Furnevel]

Croxley Green Branch (London and North Western Railway)

Prior to the opening of Watford football stadium halt in 1982, the only intermediate station on the Watford High Street to Croxley Green branch was Watford West. This photo, taken at Watford West on the afternoon of 20th September 1979, shows a Class 501 EMU departing for Watford Junction. [Mark Dufton]

Docklands Light Railway

A Lewisham – Stratford service on the Docklands Light Railway, photographed shortly after leaving platform 2 at Poplar station on 21 July 2005. The flyover, under which the train will shortly pass as it turns north, carries the eastbound DLR route from platform 1 towards Beckton. Part of the ... [John Furnevel]
East London Line Extension

East London Railway

Built between 1825 and 1843 the Thames Tunnel linking Rotherhithe and Wapping was the first to pass below a navigable river. When upgrading the line, LU had planned to reinforce all arches with concrete but this was strongly resisted by heritage bodies. The compromise was to leave four arches ... [John Thorn]

List of locations in this area

Blackfriars (Old) 

Canary Wharf Canning Town Croxley Green 


Heron Quays 

Mornington Crescent 

Poplar Pudding Mill Lane 


Shadwell Shoreditch Stratford 

Thames Tunnel 

Wapping Waterloo East Watford West West India Quay Whitechapel