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Irchester railway station

Irchester
Station remains in 2002
Location
Place Irchester
Area Borough of Wellingborough
Coordinates
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1857 Opened
1960 Closed (passenger)
1965 Closed (goods)
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Irchester railway station

was built by the Midland Railway in 1857 on its extension from Leicester to Bedford and Hitchin in England.

The station building was built on an overbridge. It closed for passenger traffic in 1960, and for goods in 1965.

The Irchester Bank is one of the steepest of five summit levels between Leicester and Bedford. The surrounding country provided important traffic to the line in the form of ironstone for the smelters in Derbyshire.[1]

In the early twentyfirst century local campaigners argued for the station to be reopened to serve as a 'park and ride' station for the nearby town of Rushden.[2]

Route

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Wellingborough   Midland Railway
Midland Main Line
  Sharnbrook

See also

Rushden Parkway railway station

References

  1. ^ Radford, B., (1983) Midland Line Memories: a Pictorial History of the Midland Railway Main Line Between London (St Pancras) & Derby London: Bloomsbury Books
  2. ^ "Support a Local as well as a Semi-Fast Train Service North of Bedford". Bedfordshire Railway & Transport Association (BRTA). 2003-06-10. Retrieved 2012-07-30.  (Web site last updated September 2003)


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