Asfordby railway station

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Asfordby
Asfordby station site geograph-3237902-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station in 1993
Location
Place Asfordby
Area Leicestershire
Grid reference SK713182
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 September 1846 Opened as Kirby
1 December 1857 Renamed Asfordby (late Kirby)
1 May 1903 Renamed Asfordby
2 April 1951 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Asfordby railway station was a station serving the villages of Asfordby and Kirby Bellars in Leicestershire. The station was situated at a level crossing on the road between the two villages. It opened in 1846 and was originally named Kirby, but had been renamed Asfordby by 1863.[1] It closed to passengers in 1951 but remained in use for goods until 1964.[2]

History[edit]

Opened by the Midland Railway on the Syston and Peterborough Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board.

The site today[edit]

Trains still pass the site on the Birmingham to Peterborough line.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Frisby   Midland Railway
Birmingham to Peterborough Line
  Melton Mowbray

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradshaws General Railway and Steam Navigation Guide, Feb 1863.
  2. ^ British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°45′24″N 0°56′42″W / 52.75671°N 0.94495°W / 52.75671; -0.94495