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Louth railway station

Louth
Location
Place Louth
Area Lincolnshire
Coordinates

53°22′17″N 0°00′06″E / 53.3714°N 0.00157°E / 53.3714; 0.00157Coordinates: 53°22′17″N 0°00′06″E / 53.3714°N 0.00157°E / 53.3714; 0.00157

Operations
Original company East Lincolnshire Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping LNER
Platforms 3
History
1 March 1848 Opened
5 Oct 1970 Closed to regular passenger traffic[1]
22 Dec 1980 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Louth railway station was a station in Louth, Lincolnshire. It served as a junction for several different now closed lines which converged on the town.[2]

History

The foundation stone of Louth railway station was formally laid on 8 July 1847 by Miss Charlotte Alington Pye, a popular ballad writer of the time (who used the pseudonym "Claribel" from a Tennyson poem).[3][4]

The station was damaged by bombing on 19 February 1941 killing a local man, George Bradley, who was the fireman of an engine shunting in the goods yard.[5]

Louth Station was closed to passengers in 1970. The line northwards to Grimsby remained open for freight until 1980. A 5-car Diesel multiple unit formed a special into Louth on 20 December 1980; at the time, the only remaining track was into the bay platform No. 1. The station building was saved from demolition and converted into flats.[6]

Preservation Future

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway plans to eventually extend their services to Louth in the future, however the original station building can no longer be used as the terminus (as it had been renovated to flats over the years). A new station will be built approx. 3/4 mile to the north of the original station. Louth North signalbox is still standing in its original position by the level crossing. This has now been converted to a house.

The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) Report "Connecting Communities - Expanding Access to the Rail Network" considers the line worth considering for reopening.

Route

|- style="text-align: center;" | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "| Fotherby Halt | style="background:#00A550; border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="text-align: center; border-top:solid 1px gray; "|Great Northern Railway
East Lincolnshire Line | style="background:#00A550;border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "|Legbourne Road |- style="text-align: center;" | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "| Terminus | style="background:#00A550; border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="text-align: center; border-top:solid 1px gray; "|Great Northern Railway
Mablethorpe Loop Line | style="background:#00A550;border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "|Grimoldby |- style="text-align: center;" | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "| Hallington | style="background:#00A550; border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="text-align: center; border-top:solid 1px gray; "|Great Northern Railway
Louth to Bardney Line | style="background:#00A550;border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   | style="border-top:solid 1px gray; "|Terminus |}

References

External links

  • Louth station on navigable 1946 O. S. map
  • Louth station on Subterranea Britannica
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