Tidal Basin railway station

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Tidal Basin
Location Royal Victoria Dock
Owner Eastern Counties Railway
Number of platforms2
Key dates
1858 (1858)Opened
15 August 1943 (1943-08-15)Closed
Replaced by Royal Victoria DLR
Other information
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Tidal Basin railway station was a railway station near the Royal Victoria Dock, Canning Town, London, on the Eastern Counties and Thames Junction Railway. It opened in 1858, and was between Canning Town and Custom House stations. The station was damaged by bomb damage during the Blitz in 1941 but remained open until closed in 1943 as passenger numbers had fallen resulting from the area suffering from severe bombing damage and never reopened. The area was heavily redeveloped following the War, and today no trace remains; its approximate location is south east of Tarling Road (formerly Alice Street), east of the present day footbridge. Royal Victoria DLR station is located approximately 300 yards east.

It was located between Canning Town station to the west and Custom House station to the east. [1]

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References

  1. "Disused Stations: Tidal Basin Station". www.disused-stations.org.uk.

Coordinates: 51°30′32″N0°00′54″E / 51.5090°N 0.0149°E / 51.5090; 0.0149