Coborn Road railway station

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Coborn Road
Coborn Road railway station.jpg
Coborn Road station, c. 1905[1]
Coborn Road is located in Greater London
Coborn Road
Coborn Road
Location of Coborn Road in Greater London
LocationOld Ford
Local authorityLondon Borough of Tower Hamlets
Number of platforms2
Railway companies
Original companyGreat Eastern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 February 1865Opened as Old Ford
1 March 1879Renamed Coborn Road
2 December 1883Resited and renamed Coborn Road for Old Ford
22 May 1916Closed
5 May 1919Reopened
8 December 1946Closed
Other information
WGS8451°31′44″N 0°01′56″W / 51.5290°N 0.0321°W / 51.5290; -0.0321Coordinates: 51°31′44″N 0°01′56″W / 51.5290°N 0.0321°W / 51.5290; -0.0321
Underground sign at Westminster.jpg London transport portal

Coborn Road was a railway station in Old Ford, east London, 2 miles 28 chains (3.8 km) down the main line from Liverpool Street.[2] It was opened on 1 February 1865 in what was then in Stratford by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) with the name Old Ford. (There was another station in the area also named Old Ford, but that was on the North London Railway.)

The GER renamed the station as Coborn Road on 1 March 1879. It was resited slightly to the west on 2 December 1883 at which time its name was changed again, to Coborn Road for Old Ford; it kept this name for the remainder of its life. As part of a widespread policy during the First World War of closing inner-city stops on the London main lines, the station was temporarily closed on 22 May 1916 and reopened on 5 May 1919.

It was permanently closed on 8 December 1946.[3] The station was demolished after closure but by 2016 there are were outline traces of the down platform and staircase. Much of its former catchment area has been taken over by the expanded Mile End Underground station and Bow Church DLR station.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Girling, Brian (2005). East End Neighbourhoods. The History Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-7524-3519-0.
  2. ^ "GE RailRef Line Codes Great Eastern".
  3. ^ Connor, J.E.; Halford, Brian. Forgotten Stations of Greater London. ISBN 0-947699-17-1.
  4. ^ "G.E.R".

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