Shoreditch High Street railway station
Shoreditch High Street is a railway station in Shoreditch, London. The station is located on Bethnal Green Road close to Shoreditch High Street and is served by London Overground services running on the extended East London Line under the control of the London Rail division of Transport for London. The station is located partly in the London Borough of Hackney, with the station entrance on Braithwaite Street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and it is in Travelcard Zone 1.
The station officially opened to the public on 27 April 2010 with services running between Template:Stnlnk and Template:Stnlnk or Template:Stnlnk. On 23 May 2010 services were extended from New Cross Gate to West Croydon or Template:Stnlnk. The station replaced nearby Template:LUL stations, which closed on 9 June 2006. The next station to the south is Template:Stnlnk and to the north is Template:Stnlnk.
On the 1994 planning version of the underground map, the station was called 'Bishopsgate'.
The station is built on the former site of the Eastern Counties Railway's Bishopsgate terminus, built in 1840, and is fully enclosed in a concrete box structure so that future building works on the rest of the Bishopsgate site can be carried out without requiring the line to close in the future. The original station was later renamed Bishopsgate and converted for use as a goods yard. It was destroyed by fire in 1964 and remained derelict until being demolished in 2005. The station is situated on a section of track constructed to link the original East London Line and the formerly disused North London Railway's Kingsland Viaduct. Construction of the link included a new bridge over Shoreditch High Street and links to Whitechapel via a bridge over Brick Lane and a ramp on the site of the former Shoreditch tube station.
All times below are correct as of the December 2010 timetables.
East London Line
Mondays to Saturdays there is a service every 5–10 minutes throughout the day, while on Sundays before 13:00 there is a service every 5–9 minutes, changing to every 7–8 minutes until the end of service after that. Current off peak frequency is:
- 8 Northbound to Highbury & Islington
- 8 Northbound to Template:Stnlnk
- 4 Southbound to Template:Stnlnk via Template:Stnlnk
- 4 Southbound to Template:Stnlnk
- 4 Southbound to Template:Stnlnk
- 4 Southbound to West Croydon
London bus routes 8, 26, 35, 47, 48, 67, 78, 135, 149, 242, 388 and night routes N8, N26 and N35 all serve the station.
In May 2008 a Tower Hamlets London Borough Councillor called for the new station to be renamed Banglatown, claiming this would better reflect the area in which it will stand, being a centre of the Bangladeshi community. However Transport for London noted that changing the name would cost £2million and "cause confusion". Mr Ullah has previously campaigned to change the name of Aldgate East tube station to "Brick Lane".
There have also been discussions of creating an interchange with the Central Line. However, this would not be able to happen until after the Crossrail project is complete, due to extreme crowding on the Central Line during peak times.
- Shoreditch High Street stn entrance April2010.jpg
Entrance a day after opening on 27 April 2010
- Shoreditch High Street stn look northbound.jpg
- Shoreditch High Street stn look southbound.jpg
- Shoreditch High Street stn under construction July 09.JPG
- Shoreditch High Street stn under construction2 July 09 .JPG
- Shoreditch High Street stn pre-open April2010.JPG
- Bishopsgate Goods Station (Goodsyard) from Subterrranea Britannica
- BBC News, Giant bridge fitted for rail line
- Alwaystouchout.com, East London Line Extensions