Loughton High Road

Old Loughton Station. Built by the Eastern Counties Railway on the  Line from Loughton Junction.  It was then The end of the line with a, turntable. It was In Loughton High Road on the site of what is now Lopping Hall. When the station was closed the approaches were used for a goods yard and carriage sidings and for excursion trains.

Field to the east let as a fair ground for tourists arriving by railway.

Station Approach

Loughton Station. 22nd August 1856. Between Buckhurst Hill and Debden on the Central Line.  In 1865 it was opened on the present site having been rebuilt when the line to Ongar was opened. It was 200 yards south of the original station. In 1940 it was rebuilt to the east of the old station as part of the New Works Programme and this was like an LT station although the old LNER steam service continued.. In  1948 the Central Line was opened. This Grade II listed building was designed by John Murray Easton & Robertson Fellowes for London and North Eastern Railway on behalf of London Transport and it was designed slightly differently from LT stations. It is a high, square block with large arched windows high up.  The front has wings either side and a southern single story extension. It is finished in gault brick. A subway goes from the high arched ticket hall to two island platforms with gull-wing canopies, altered in the 1980s. timber platform benches, with the London Underground roundel making up the seat backs, survive.

Signal cabin also in gault brick

Sub station also in gault brick

Goods yard closed 1966


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