Heanor (GNR) railway station

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Heanor
Heanor LNE station location geograph-3626526-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Station location (1998)
Location
Place Heanor
Area Amber Valley
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
History
1 July 1891 Station opens
30 April 1928 partially closed [1]
2 October 1939 reopened
4 December 1939 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Heanor railway station was a former railway station at Heanor in Derbyshire, opened in 1891. It was the terminus of the branch from Ilkeston on the Great Northern Railway (Great Britain) Derbyshire Extension line.

It was one of two stations called "Heanor". The other had been opened by the Midland Railway the year before. It was not until 1950 that British Railways renamed them Heanor North and Heanor South.[2] Unofficially, the station was known locally as 'Heanor Gate' to separate it from the other Heanor station before they were both officially renamed.[3]

The GNR station closed to passenger services in 1939 and for goods in 1963. The last stationmaster was H.H. Voss, also a Derbyshire County Council Alderman who retired after 44 years service on the railway locally in October 1963.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Sprenger, H., (2009) Rails to Ripley, Southampton: Kestrel
  3. ^ Newspaper report, Ilkeston Pioneer 11 October 1963
  4. ^ Newspaper report, Ilkeston Pioneer 11 October 1963 "He retires - and his station closes"

     

Coordinates: 53°00′37″N 1°22′01″W / 53.0104°N 1.3670°W / 53.0104; -1.3670