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Modern Britain

Railway Walks: Edmonton Green to Angel Road

by Peter Kessler, 1 December 2012

This short branch line of just 1.7 kilometres (one mile) was opened by the Eastern Counties Railway in 1849, with a junction from the mainline at Water Lane Station (now Angel Road). The round-about route, first to Shoreditch and then Liverpool Street, via Stratford proved too circuitous for most people other than those taking advantage of early morning workman's fares, and traffic declined sharply with the opening of the more direct route via Seven Sisters (see also Seven Sisters to Palace Gates). The last passenger service ran in 1939, and goods services were finally withdrawn in 1964. The line was lifted in 1965.




Main Sources

Conolly, W Philip - British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer, Fourth Edition, Ian Allen, London, 1965

Course, Edwin - London Railways: Then and Now, B T Batsford Ltd, London, 1987

Enfield Libraries, 66 Church Street Enfield EN2 6AX

Online Sources

Abandoned Lines and Railways

Disused Stations

Lower Edmonton



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