Castle Bytham railway station

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Castle Bytham
Castle Bytham station site geograph-3843899-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Station site in 1986.
Location
Place Castle Bytham
Area South Kesteven
Grid reference SK990181
Operations
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1
History
4 April 1898 (1898-04-04) Opened
2 March 1959 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
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Castle Bytham railway station was a station in Castle Bytham. It was Midland Railway property but train services were operated by the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (M&GN). The station and line closed in 1959 along with most of the M&GN.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

A 1903 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Castle Bytham (left). Midland Railway in green; M&GN in yellow.

This station was rather unusual, being a single platform in a cutting through the village. The station was not originally planned by the railway, but was added after considerable local lobbying. Outside the village, the line of the railway now forms a road crossing under the A1.

The line officially became M&GN property a few miles east at Little Bytham Junction, where it crossed the Great Northern Railway main line. The GNR had powers to make a junction here but never did so. The nearest station on the GNR was Little Bytham.[4]

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
South Witham   Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway   Bourne

References[edit]

  • Smith, Peter (2012). "Castle Bytham". THE SYSTON AND PETERBOROUGH RAILWAY. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
    Track plans and Photographs

Coordinates: 52°45′07″N 0°32′05″W / 52.75192°N 0.53465°W / 52.75192; -0.53465