Visitors 5
Modified 23-Sep-14
Created 23-Sep-14
8 photos

An extension of the London and Blackwall Railway opened in 1871 from Millwall Junction to Millwall Docks to serve the West India Docks better.
The branch was laid with light rails opening on 18 Dec 1871 between a new junction station on the London & Blackwall line called Millwall Junction and Millwall Docks station with an intermediate station at South Dock within the East & West India Docks. This section of the line opened for freight and a workmen's service was also provided. Work on the remainder of the single track line started early the following year opening to North Greenwich with a full passenger service on the 29th July 1872. The terminus was actually in the new working class residential district of Cubitt Town but the GER chose the more 'up market' North Greenwich for the terminus which was sited 200 yards from the jetty served by the Greenwich ferry. The main civil engineering features of the line were three swing bridges and a brick arched viaduct between Millwall Dock station and North Greenwich.
Originally called the Commercial Railway, the London and Blackwall Railway in east London, England ran from Minories to Blackwall via Stepney, with a branch line to the Isle of Dogs, connecting central London to many of London's docks. It was operational from 1840 until 1926 (for passengers) and 1968 (for goods), closing after the decline of inner London's docks. Much of its infrastructure was reused as part of the Docklands Light Railway. The London and Blackwall was leased by the Great Eastern Railway in 1866, but remained independent until absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway at the 1923 Grouping.

Manchester Road - 20 Sep 2014

Manchester Road - 20 Sep 2014

Manchester Road - 20 Sep 2014

Manchester Road - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Millwall Viaduct - 20 Sep 2014

Categories & Keywords
Category:
Subcategory:
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords: