Victoria Park railway station (England)

Victoria Park (opened as Victoria Park & Hackney Wick)[1] was a railway station near Victoria Park, east London,[2] that was on the North London Railway (NLR) between Homerton and Old Ford. The station was situated on the north-east corner of the park, near Wick Road. It opened in June 1856, six years after the opening of the track to the NLR's original terminus at Bow, and two years after the opening of a spur line linking it to the Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) line at Stratford. The original station on the north side of Wick Road was replaced in March 1866 by a larger station at the junction itself to the south of the road, to cope with increased passenger numbers.

Victoria Park
LocationHackney Wick
OwnerNorth London Railway
Number of platforms3
Key dates
14 June 1856 (1856-06-14)Opened
8 November 1943 (1943-11-08)Closed
Other information
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The line east of Dalston Junction was cut off after bomb damage in the Blitz of World War II and Victoria Park station was fully closed in November 1943. It never re-opened and the station buildings were ultimately demolished when the East Cross Route (formerly the A102(M) but now the A12) was constructed in the late 1960s alongside the railway's alignment to Old Ford station as part of the aborted London Motorway Box scheme. The track to Old Ford was subsequently lifted in the early 1980s but the track to Stratford was put back into revived passenger use in 1979, and a few months later Hackney Wick station on the North London Line opened a short distance to the east.


  1. ^ Knott, George. "Trial of Franz Muller". 1911. Butterworth & Co (Internet Archive). Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  2. ^ Catford, Nick. "Victoria Park (1st site)". Disused Stations Site Record. Retrieved 17 February 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line and station open
  North London Railway   Old Ford
Line and station closed
  Great Eastern Railway   Stratford
Line and station open

Coordinates: 51°32′38″N 0°01′47″W / 51.5438°N 0.0296°W / 51.5438; -0.0296