Trivia: Electric Railways that closed

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Mcr Warrior

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Do you wish to include former electrified BR "heavy" rail lines that have now been converted to Metrolink tram operations, such as Bury to Manchester Victoria and Altrincham to Cornbrook Junction, both "closed" in 1991? (August 1991 and December 1991 respectively).
 

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Lancaster - Morecambe. Electrified at 6600V 25Hz in 1906. Later converted as a testbed for 25Kv 50Hz. Closed 1966

Then there are the Tyneside 3rd rail electrics that became diesel worked before conversion to Tyne and Wear Metro.
 

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Stratford - North Woolwich closed in 2006. The section between Stratford and Canning Town is now DLR, and the section between Custom House and Silvertown has been reused for Crossrail. The rest remains disused.

Then there are the Tyneside 3rd rail electrics that became diesel worked before conversion to Tyne and Wear Metro.
In addition to those that were converted to Metro, there was also the Riverside line which closed in 1973.
 

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Off the top of my head ...

Newport - Sheldon, closed 1935
Riverside Branch of the Newcastle - Tynemouth line, closed 1973
Liverpool Overhead, closed 1956
 

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Lancaster-Morecambe-Heysham.

Tilbury Riverside (huge 25kV installation, sidings etc)

Stratford to North Woolwich

Woodhead

Shildon to Stockton

Whole North/South Tyne network

Glasgow Bridgeton (many sidings, like Tilbury)

Willesden to Earls Court (closed 1940, came back in stages to 2000).

Bootle to Aintree (current thread going about this)

Liverpool Overhead Railway

Manchester to Bury and (separately) Altrincham

Crystal Palace High level line

Epping to Ongar; Aldwych branch
 

Mcr Warrior

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Manchester to Bury and (separately) Altrincham
Technically, the (electrified) section of the Altrincham line between the former Cornbrook Junction and Manchester Oxford Road station (via Deansgate) remains part of the GB rail network.
 

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Liverpool Overhead Railway? Standard gauge and competed against a separate tram system in some areas so arguably a specialised urban railway rather than a tram system.
 

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Woodside - Addiscombe, 1997
Dover Western Docks about 1992 I think
Haywards Heath - Horsted Keynes 1965 I believe
Nunhead - Crystal Palace High Level, 19 fifty something.
Folkestone Jnc - Folkestone Harbour - a couple of years ago.
 

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On London Underground-
in addition to Epping- Ongar and the Aldwych branch
Acton Town- South Acton closed 1959
Green Park- Charing Cross( Jubilee Line) closed in the 1990s


On BR (Southern Region)
in addition to Nunhead- Crystal Palace (high Level) closed 1954
Haywards Heath- Horsted Keynes closed 1963
Dover Western Docks triangle closed 1994
Folkestone Harbour Branch closed 2007
Elmers End- Addiscombe closed 1997
Woodside-Selsdon closed 1983

BR (LMR)
Croxley Green- Watford High Street closed 1996
Rickmansworth (Church Street) branch closed 1952
Broad Street- Dalston Junction (since partially reopened) closed 1986
Southport- Crossens closed 1964

Docklands Light Railway
Mudchute- Island Gardens- original alignment



footnote- Yorksrob was thinking along "the same lines" at the same time
 
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Kew Bridge to South Acton (1940 IIRC)
Croxley Green Junction to Colne Junction

King William Street to Borough 1900
Hounslow Town Branch 1909
Latimer Road to Uxbridge Road (now Shepherds Bush LO) 1940
Drayton Park to Finsbury Park LL (Ex GN&C) c1964
St Mary's Junction to Shadwell 1940?
Uxbridge (Met) old station 1938

Charing Cross Jubilee Line branch

Farringdon to Moorgate Widened/Midland City Lines

Liverpool Exchange (old L&Y station)

Seaforth (conections from LOR and Marsh Lane) to Aintree

Swansea & Mumbles Railway 1959
 
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Shoreditch- Whitechapel closed 2006
unsure if Shoreditch- Liverpool Street was electrified..???

Camden Jn -Camden Road (via Primrose Hill) regular passenger service withdrawn but I believe still used occasional for diverted passenger trains

Reading Southern- Earley closed 1965

Maybe include Coulsdon North and carriage sidings closed 1983...?

Polegate to Stone Cross Jn closed late 1960s

Epsom Downs branch was truncated about 440 yards when Epsom Downs station was resited in the late 1980s
 
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Bury to Holcombe Brook

Haywards Heath to Horsted Keynes
Bury to Holcombe Brook reverted to steam for its last year or so, because the electrification equipment was worn out, but not worth repairing / replacing. Passenger services ceased in May 1952.
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