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Muswell Hill railway station

 

Muswell Hill railway station

Muswell Hill
Muswell Hill station on a 1920 map
Muswell Hill is located in Greater London
Muswell Hill
Muswell Hill
Location of Muswell Hill in Greater London
Location Muswell Hill
Local authority Haringey
Number of platforms 2
Railway companies
Original company Edgware, Highgate and London Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping LNER
Key dates
24 May 1873 Opened as Alexandra Park (Muswell Hill)[1]
1 August 1873 Closed[1]
1 May 1875 Reopened and renamed as Muswell Hill[1][2]
1 December 1930 Closed[2]
July 1932 Reopened
29 October 1951 Closed
7 January 1952 Reopened
5 July 1954 Closed for passengers
18 May 1957 Closed for freight
Other information
Lists of stations
London Transport portal

Muswell Hill railway station was in Muswell Hill in North London, just north of the junction of Muswell Hill and Muswell Hill Place. Nothing remains of the station; Muswell Hill Primary School occupies its former site.

History

Edgware Highgate & London Railway, 1900
The Muswell Hill Railway (MHR) opened the station on 24 May 1873 as the intermediate station on its line from the Great Northern Railway (GNR) station at Highgate to Alexandra Palace station to coincide with the opening of Alexandra Palace. The station name, originally "Alexandra Park (Muswell Hill)", was changed to the final form in 1875. The other intermediate station on the line, Cranley Gardens, did not open until 1902. In 1911 the line was taken over by the GNR. The 1921 Railways Act created the Big Four railway companies, and in 1923 the line became part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER).

Unfulfilled plans

In 1935 London Transport planned, as part of its "New Works Programme", to take over the line from LNER together with the LNER's routes from Finsbury Park to Edgware and High Barnet, modernise it for use with electric trains and amalgamate it with the Northern line.

Works to modernise the track began in the late 1930s and were well advanced when they were interrupted by the Second World War. Works were completed from Highgate to High Barnet and Mill Hill East and that section was incorporated into the Northern line between 1939 and 1941. Further works on the section between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace were postponed and the line continued under the operation of the LNER. Because of wartime economies services were reduced to rush hours only, so that

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