Buxton (Midland) railway station

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Buxton
Buxton railway station 1958012 9600359f.jpg
The two stations at Buxton; the Midland station is in the centre
Location
Place Buxton
Area High Peak
Coordinates 53°15′35″N 1°54′45″W / 53.2598°N 1.9126°W / 53.2598; -1.9126Coordinates: 53°15′35″N 1°54′45″W / 53.2598°N 1.9126°W / 53.2598; -1.9126
Grid reference SK059736
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 3
History
1 June 1863 (1863-06-01) Station opened
3 March 1967 (1967-03-03) Station closed
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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Buxton (Midland) railway station served the town of Buxton, Derbyshire, England between 1863 and 1967.

History[edit]

A 1904 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (lower right) railways in the vicinity of Buxton (Midland Railway in green)

The station was opened by the Midland Railway (MR) on 1 June 1863.[1] It was adjacent to, and to the south-east of, the Buxton railway station of the Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway,[2] which opened two weeks later.[1] The two stations had similar end walls incorporating a large fan-shaped window.[2]

The station was the terminus of the MR route from Derby. This route had opened as far as Rowsley on 4 June 1849;[3] and was continued to Buxton in 1863.[4] The station was 164 miles 55 chains (265.0 km) from St Pancras.[5]

The station closed on 6 March 1967.[1] Most of the station was subsequently demolished and the land used for a ring road. Part of the site including the trackbed of the tracks outside the station were occupied by the Peak Rail Heritage Railway in the 1970s who relaid track with ambitions to reopen the line towards Millers Dale. This plan failed and they moved their entire operations and stock to the section between Matlock, Darley Dale and Rowsley where they have successfully reopened the railway.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 50.
  2. ^ a b Biddle 1981, fig. 9.
  3. ^ Ellis 1961, p. 18.
  4. ^ Ellis 1961, p. 36.
  5. ^ Kay 1998, Sheet 15.

References[edit]

  • Biddle, Gordon (1981). Railway Stations in the North West. Clapham, Yorkshire: Dalesman. ISBN 0-85206-644-9. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Ellis, Cuthbert Hamilton (1961) [1953]. The Midland Railway (4th ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. 940/554/125 1059. 
  • Midland Railway System Maps (The Distance Diagrams), volume 2 - Leeds to Leicester and branches; Derby to Manchester and branches; Cheshire Lines (1909-1923 ed.). Teignmouth: Peter Kay. 1998. ISBN 1-899890-17-3. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Midland Railway
Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway
  Peak Forest
Line and station closed
Blackwell Mill
Line and station closed