Holme railway station (Cambridgeshire)

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Holme
Location
Place Holme
Area Huntingdonshire
Grid reference TL198877
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 3
History
7 August 1850 (1850-08-07) Opened
6 April 1959 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Holme railway station is a former station in Holme, Cambridgeshire.[1]

History[edit]

The first section of the Great Northern Railway (GNR) - that from Louth to a junction with the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway at Grimsby - opened on 1 March 1848, but the southern section of the main line, between Maiden Lane and Peterborough, was not opened until August 1850. Holme was one of the original stations, opening with the line on 7 August 1850.[2][3][4]

On 1 August 1863 Holme became a junction station with the opening of the Ramsey Railway, between Holme and Ramsey.[5]

The Ramsey branch closed to passengers on 6 October 1947,[5] and Holme station closed on 6 April 1959.[4]

Route[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Abbots Ripton
Line open, station closed
  Great Northern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Yaxley and Farcet
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Terminus   Great Northern Railway
Ramsey branch
  St. Mary's
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.11
  2. ^ Gordon, W.J. (1989) [1910]. Our Home Railways. London: Bracken Books. volume II, p. 44. ISBN 1-85170-314-4. 
  3. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. p. 135. CN 8983. 
  4. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 122. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  5. ^ a b Awdry 1990, p. 158

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°28′28″N 0°14′15″W / 52.4744°N 0.2375°W / 52.4744; -0.2375