Want to know where all of London’s disused/ghost Tube stations are located? Well just use the map above.
Now I wish I could take credit for it, but that honour goes to Dylan Maryk. He’s managed to scrape Wikipedia to give a location for every single station opened as part of the Underground but that is no longer in use.
For a full size version visit the site: http://www.dylanmaryk.com/stations/
Books About Ghost Stations:
1. Do Not Alight Here: Walking London’s Lost Underground and Railway Stations
2. London’s Disused Underground Stations
12 thoughts on “Disused Tube Stations Mapped – London Underground’s Ghost Stations”
I’m pretty sure Essex Rd and Drayton park are still active stations. I caught a train from Essex Rd to Moorgate only last week! They’re also never part of the tube network?
They are both active stations, but were once part of the Northern City Line until the 1975.
Minor litle point, Essex Road & Drayton Park were part of a section of what was the Northern City Line in the mid 70’s, it moved from being part of the London Underground to British Rail which then got named The Great Northern Electrics Railway “GNER” which is when I lived down the road from there, the line ran from Moorgate to either Welwyn Garden City or Hertford North but this wasn’t until after BR took it over. It’s odd as it changes from 3rd rail from Moorgate up to Drayton park and from there switches to overhead pantalons so the trains have both methods of using power.
Minor point – and I should probably be directing this at Dylan – but what about Snow Hill, just north of Holborn Viaduct?
Definitely needs adding
You’ve missed out the ghost station at Euston Street and the one near Highgate!
And what about Trafalgar Square and The Strand? Familiar Monopoly names which coexisted with Charing Cross until about 1980, I believe.
I also remember Trafalgar Square & Strand. Did they form part of the current Charing X station?
They do indeed form part of the current Charing Cross Station. They were all combined when the Jubilee line arrived in 1979.
Two other interesting facts:
1) The abandoned Aldwych station was originally opened as Strand and you can still see the name visible outside today.
2) For a long part of its history the current Embankment Station was known as Charing Cross.
Whilst the Northern City Line did later become part of the Great Northern Electrics it was nothing to do with GNER, which only ever existed after mainline railway privatisation.
The long lost and deeply lamented tram subway stations under Kingsway are missing.
The uncompleted Northern Heights lines are also missing – these can be seen on Underground maps of the late 1930’s and 1940’s.
Then there are the many mainline railway routes which were also closed, including the two GWR routes to Uxbridge, the Stanmore branch, the Crystal Palace (High Level) branch, the Palace Gates branch.
If one includes through trains from Underground stations then one needs to remember the Southend Corridor Express from Ealing Broadway to Southend On Sea, the GWR through trains from Aldgate to Windsor (and possibly other destinations – West Drayton, Eton, etc) and that trains from Marylebone to Manchester via Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester and others sometimes also called at Harrow-On-The-Hill, plus if not expresses then some other Metropolitan Line stations too.
Good point, for anyone who doesn’t know about the former island gardens station should read: http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/i/island_gardens/