Croxley Green is a disused railway station near Watford, outside London, UK. It is located between Watford and the village of Croxley Green to the west of Watford, at the end of a short branch line.
The station was opened in 1912 by the LNWR and formed the terminus of a branch line of the Watford-Rickmansworth line. British Rail continued to run services until 1996 although the station was scaled down seven years before closure with the original platform removed in favour of a wooden platform on the other side of the track.1
In March 1996 the line and station were closed, supposedly temporarily, so the station furniture, including the lampposts and wooden platform, was left in situ. In around 2005, the wooden platform was removed as by then the platform was in a serious state of decay 2 but more than fifteen years after abandonment the lampposts and the street-level signage remains in place.34
A section of the embankment just east of the Grand Union Canal Bridge was removed to make way for a new Ascot Road to improve traffic flow to the nearby business park. It was considered uneconomical to bridge the road, and the station remains breached from the rest of the line.
The station and the line were permanently closed on 29 September 2003.
Croxley Rail Link
On 14 December 2011 the Government approved the Croxley Rail Link,5 a proposal to reopen the Croxley Green branch to a point short of the station and then link it to the nearby Metropolitan Line's Watford branch. Metropolitan line services of the London Underground will use the branch line between Croxley and Watford Junction stations. The old Croxley Green station will not reopen. It will be replaced by the new Ascot Road station nearby.