Borough Road railway station

Borough Road was a mainline railway station in Southwark, south London, located on Borough Road,[2] close to the location Borough Underground station.

Borough Road
Borough Road is located in Central London
Borough Road
Borough Road
Location of Borough Road in Central London
Local authoritySouthwark
Grid referenceTQ320795
Number of platforms4[1]
Railway companies
Original companyLondon, Chatham and Dover Railway
Key dates
1 June 1864 (1864-06-01)Opened
1 April 1907 (1907-04-01)Closed
Other information
WGS8451°29′56″N 0°05′59″W / 51.4990°N 0.0997°W / 51.4990; -0.0997Coordinates: 51°29′56″N 0°05′59″W / 51.4990°N 0.0997°W / 51.4990; -0.0997
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It was on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) and was first opened in June 1864 on the LCDR's City Branch. The line crossed the River Thames and ran up through St. Paul's (now Blackfriars) to terminate in the City of London.

From 1885, following the closure to passengers of Blackfriars Bridge station, Borough Road was the first stop out of central London for trains heading south from St. Paul's.[3]

Ultimately, Borough Road was an early victim of competition from the City & South London Railway's Borough station opened nearby in 1890. Passenger numbers dwindled and Borough Road closed in April 1907, at which time it was owned by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. Although there is no trace of the platforms, the former entrance to the station still exists below the Southwark Bridge Road viaduct. In 1916, two other stations on the line to the south, Walworth Road and Camberwell, were also closed.[4] Today, main line trains run straight through from Blackfriars to either Loughborough Junction or Denmark Hill, stopping only at Elephant & Castle.


  1. ^ London Railway Atlas 4th Edition p.39
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Borough Road Station".
  3. ^ Subterranea Britannica: SB-Sites: Borough Road Station, UK.
  4. ^ Blackfriars Bridge — Loughborough Junction Archived 30 May 2012 at, UK.
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Blackfriars Bridge
Line open, station closed
  London, Chatham & Dover Railway
City Branch (1864-1885)
  Elephant & Castle
Line and station open
Line and station open
  London, Chatham & Dover Railway
City Branch (1885-1907)