NORTH WOOLWICH LINE
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[Source: Nick Catford]

In 1864, the Victoria Dock passed to the London & St. Katherine Dock Company, which, in 1880, opened the Albert Dock as an easterly extension of the Victoria; it was joined to the latter by a short cut. It was again necessary to divert the North Woolwich line and an 1875 Act gave the dock company powers to divert the loop line through a tunnel under the cut between the two docks. This was known as the Connaught Tunnel.

Photo:The southern approach cutting to the Connaught Tunnel looking north
Photo by Nick Catford

Photo:1878 date stone above the southern portal
Photo by Nick Catford

Photo:The approach cutting to the northern portal of the Connaught Tunnel looking north.
Photo by Nick Catford

The original line was retained as the high-level route owned by the dock company but in the event of the tunnel becoming impassable through any cause, the Great Eastern had the right to use the original route free of charge until the tunnel was again fit for use.

Photo:The southern approach cutting to the Connaught Tunnel looking north. The signal is on the earlier line which was retained.
Photo by Nick Catford

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