Chettisham railway station

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Chettisham
Chettisham station (remains) geograph-3106150-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains in 1983
Location
Place Chettisham
Area East Cambridgeshire
Coordinates 52°25′37″N 0°16′42″E / 52.4269°N 0.2782°E / 52.4269; 0.2782Coordinates: 52°25′37″N 0°16′42″E / 52.4269°N 0.2782°E / 52.4269; 0.2782
Grid reference TL550834
Operations
Original company Eastern Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 2
History
14 January 1847 (1847-01-14) Opened as Chittisham
1 August 1901 Renamed Chettisham
13 June 1960 (1960-06-13) Closed
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Chettisham railway station is a former railway station in Chettisham, Cambridgeshire. It was on the Great Eastern Railway route between Ely and March.[1] Although the station closed in 1960, the line is still in use.

History[edit]

The Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) opened their line from Ely to March and Peterborough on 14 January 1847.[2] The ECR was amalgamated with other railways in 1862 to form the Great Eastern Railway.[3] The station was originally named Chittisham; it was renamed Chettisham on 1 August 1901.[4]

The station closed to passengers on 13 June 1960[4] but was briefly reopened with temporary platforms as "Ely Temporary Station" in 1991/2 while Ely Station was being renovated in connection with the electrification of the main line from Cambridge to King's Lynn[5]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Black Bank
Line open, station closed
  Great Eastern Railway   Ely
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.11
  2. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. p. 47. 
  3. ^ Allen 1956, p. 46
  4. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 60,61. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, V; Smith, K; Awdry, C; Mott, A (1993). Branch Lines Around March. Middleton Press. ISBN 1-873793-09-X. 

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