Uxbridge Vine Street railway station

Uxbridge Vine Street
Place Uxbridge
Area Hillingdon
Grid reference TQ 0552 8389
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping GWR
Post-grouping GWR
Platforms 3
8 September 1856 Station opened for passengers
9 October 1871 Line reopened as standard gauge
1881 Line doubled
10 September 1962 Passenger service ceased
24 February 1964 Goods service ceased
13 July 1964 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Uxbridge (Vine Street) Branch Line

Uxbridge Vine Street 1856–1962
Cowley 1904–1962

Grand Junction Canal

West Drayton
Great Western Main Line
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Staines & West Drayton Railway
Uxbridge Vine Street station in 1945

Uxbridge Vine Street station opened on 8 September 1856 as Uxbridge Station and was the earliest of three railway stations in Uxbridge, London, in the UK. It was the northern terminus of the Great Western Railway Uxbridge branch from the main line at West Drayton. South from Uxbridge town centre the line ran near Whitehall Road and Cleveland Road.

In 1863, a plan was approved to construct an extension of the Uxbridge Branch to create a link northwards to Watford Junction in Hertfordshire via Rickmansworth (Church Street), connecting it to the Watford and Rickmansworth Railway (W&RR). The scheme never went ahead as the GWR withdrew its funding.[1]

In November 1885, the Staines West branch opened sharing a short section of the Vine Street branch to connect to the main line. An intermediate station at Cowley opened in 1904.


The Uxbridge Branch continued to be operated under British Rail until 10 September 1962, when the service from West Drayton was withdrawn and Uxbridge Vine Street station was closed to passengers.[2][3] Goods traffic ceased two years later and the only stretch of the line north of West Drayton to survive longer than this was that as far as Middlesex Oil Depot, some distance south of Cowley, which closed in 1979. Demolition of Uxbridge Vine Street station occurred in 1969. Hillingdon Road now covers its site.[3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Uxbridge branch
Line and station closed

See also


  1. Cooper, John (2014). "The Watford & Rickmansworth Railway". Rickmansworth Through Time. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445640839. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. Uxbridge Vine St at Subterranea Britannica www.disused-stations.org.uk, Accessed 2008-11-20
  3. 1 2 Uxbridge Vine St Line at Abandoned Tube Stations www.abandonedstations.org.uk Accessed 2008-11-20

Coordinates: 51°32′40″N 0°28′45″W / 51.5444°N 0.4791°W / 51.5444; -0.4791

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