Eastrea railway station

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Eastrea
Location
Place Eastrea
Area Fenland
Grid reference TL298965
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping Closed
Platforms 2
History
2 June 1845 Opened
1866 Closed
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Eastrea railway station was a station serving the village of Eastrea, Cambridgeshire on the Great Eastern Railway's line from Ely to Peterborough. The station was situated at the level crossing on the road leading south from the village towards Benwick. Two miles east of the station was Three Horseshoes junction from where the Benwick goods railway headed south to Benwick. This station was only temporary and served while near by Whittlesea railway station was getting refurbished and rebuilt.[citation needed] It was going to be built in nearby Turves (Three Horseshoes Junction) where a branch line went to Benwick and this Station was going to be permanent with passenger train services serving from there to Benwick as the curve round towards Benwick was too sharp for passenger trains.[citation needed] These services would terminate at Turves with connecting services to and from Peterborough (east) and March.[citation needed]

Summary of services[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Whittlesea   Great Eastern Railway
Peterborough to Ely
  March

Sample train timetable for February 1863[edit]

The table below shows the train departures from Eastrea on weekdays in February 1863. There was no Sunday service. Eastrea was a request stop. Passengers wishing to alight had to inform the guard at the previous station and those wishing to join had to signal to the driver as the train approached.[1]

Departure Going to Calling at Arrival Operator
07.22 Ely March, Stonea, Manea, Black Bank, Chittisham, Ely 08.25 GER
09.55
Sat only
Peterborough East Whittlesea, Peterborough East 10.15 GER
11.57 Peterborough East Whittlesea, Peterborough East 12.20 GER
15.15 Cambridge March, Stonea, Manea, Black Bank, Ely, Waterbeach, Cambridge 16.45 GER
17.00 Ely March, Stonea, Manea, Black Bank, Chittisham, Ely 17.58 GER
19.20 Peterborough East Whittlesea, Peterborough East 19.40 GER

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradshaws General Railway and Steam Navigation Guide, February 1863

Coordinates: 52°33′03″N 0°05′06″W / 52.5509°N 0.0849°W / 52.5509; -0.0849