Roding Valley

Underground station, existing between 1936 and now.

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Underground station · Roding Valley · IG9 ·
October
4
2021
With roughly 210,000 passengers a year, Roding Valley is the least-used station on the entire Underground network.

With roughly 210,000 passengers a year, Roding Valley is the least-used station on the entire Underground network.

Back in 1900, while the line from Epping to Woodford existed and is shown on the map, the tracks through Roding Valley were not opened until 1 May 1903 when the Great Eastern Railway (GER) opened its Woodford to Ilford line (the "Fairlop Loop").

By the 1930s, the area was starting to be built up and the station opened on 3 February 1936 by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER). Roding Valley was a new name created for the station - named after the nearby river.  It was originally named "Roding Valley Halt".

Even today, the floodplain of the river has effectively stopped the eastward expansion of housing.




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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:52 GMT   

Shhh....
Roding Valley is the quietest tube station, each year transporting the same number of passengers as Waterloo does in one day.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


Sue   
Added: 24 Sep 2023 19:09 GMT   

Meyrick Rd
My family - Roe - lived in poverty at 158 Meyrick Rd in the 1920s, moving to 18 Lavender Terrace in 1935. They also lived in York Rd at one point. Alf, Nell (Ellen), plus children John, Ellen (Did), Gladys, Joyce & various lodgers. Alf worked for the railway (LMS).

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Born here
Michael   
Added: 20 Sep 2023 21:10 GMT   

Momentous Birth!
I was born in the upstairs front room of 28 Tyrrell Avenue in August 1938. I was a breach birth and quite heavy ( poor Mum!). My parents moved to that end of terrace house from another rental in St Mary Cray where my three year older brother had been born in 1935. The estate was quite new in 1938 and all the properties were rented. My Father was a Postman. I grew up at no 28 all through WWII and later went to Little Dansington School

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Mike Levy   
Added: 19 Sep 2023 18:10 GMT   

Bombing of Arbour Square in the Blitz
On the night of September 7, 1940. Hyman Lubosky (age 35), his wife Fay (or Fanny)(age 32) and their son Martin (age 17 months) died at 11 Arbour Square. They are buried together in Rainham Jewish Cemetery. Their grave stones read: "Killed by enemy action"

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Lady Townshend   
Added: 8 Sep 2023 16:02 GMT   

Tenant at Westbourne (1807 - 1811)
I think that the 3rd Marquess Townshend - at that time Lord Chartley - was a tenant living either at Westbourne Manor or at Bridge House. He undertook considerable building work there as well as creating gardens. I am trying to trace which house it was. Any ideas gratefully received

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Alex Britton   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 10:43 GMT   

Late opening
The tracks through Roding Valley were opened on 1 May 1903 by the Great Eastern Railway (GER) on its Woodford to Ilford line (the Fairlop Loop).

But the station was not opened until 3 February 1936 by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER, successor to the GER).

Source: Roding Valley tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 30 Aug 2023 09:47 GMT   

The connection with Bletchley Park
The code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill.

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:25 GMT   

The deepest station
At 58m below ground, Hampstead is as deep as Nelson’s Column is tall.

Source: Hampstead tube station - Wikipedia

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Kevin Pont   
Added: 29 Aug 2023 15:15 GMT   

Not as Central as advertised...
Hendon Central was by no means the centre of Hendon when built, being a green field site. It was built at the same time as both the North Circular Road and the A41 were built as major truck roads �’ an early example of joined up London transport planning.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Roding Valley With roughly 210,000 passengers a year, Roding Valley is the least-used station on the entire Underground network.

THE STREETS OF RODING VALLEY
Bradfords Close, IG9 Bradfords Close is a road in the IG9 postcode area
Buckhurst Way, IG9 Buckhurst Way is a road in the IG9 postcode area
Bush Road, IG9 A street within the IG9 postcode
Cherry Tree Rise, IG9 Cherry Tree Rise probably dates from the 1930s.
Chestnut Avenue, IG9 Chestnut Avenue is a road in the IG9 postcode area
Chestnut Road, IG9 Chestnut Road leads off Buckhurst Way.
Hawthorn Road, IG9 Hawthorn Road is a road in the IG9 postcode area
Holly Close, IG9 Holly Close is a road in the IG9 postcode area
Hornbeam Road, IG9 Hornbeam Road is a road in the IG9 postcode area
Park View, IG7 A street within the IG7 postcode
Roding Valley Way, IG9 Roding Valley Way is a long-distance path.
Squirrel’s Lane, IG9 Squirrel’s Lane is part of a longer footpath crossing the Roding Valley area.
Station Approach, IG9 Station Approach leads up to Roding Valley station from Cherry Tree Rise.
Station Parade, IG9 Station Parade is a row of shops in Cherry Tree Rise.
Station Way, IG9 Station Way leads to Roding Valley station.
Walnut Way, IG9 Walnut Way is a road in the IG9 postcode area
Willow Close, IG9 Willow Close is a road in the IG9 postcode area

THE PUBS OF RODING VALLEY


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