Kirby Muxloe railway station

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Kirby Muxloe
Location
Place Kirby Muxloe
Area North West Leicestershire
Coordinates 52°37′37″N 1°13′55″W / 52.627°N 1.232°W / 52.627; -1.232Coordinates: 52°37′37″N 1°13′55″W / 52.627°N 1.232°W / 52.627; -1.232
Grid reference SK521035
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1848 opened
1964 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Kirby Muxloe railway station was a station on the Midland Railway line between Leicester and Desford that bypassed part of the Leicester and Swannington Railway in Leicestershire, England.

The Midland opened line through Kirby Muxloe in 1848. The following year the Midland opened its line from Coalville Town to Burton-on-Trent, making the line through Kirby Muxloe part of its through route between Leicester and Burton-on-Trent.

British Railways closed Kirby Muxloe station in 1964. It was one of numerous railway stations closed at that time that Flanders and Swann included in their song Slow Train released that year.

In the 1990s BR planned to restore passenger services between Leicester and Burton as the second phase of its Ivanhoe Line project. However, after the privatisation of British Rail in 1995 this phase of the project was discontinued. In 2009 the Association of Train Operating Companies published a £49 million proposal to restore passenger services to the line that would include reopening a station at Kirby Muxloe.[1]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Braunston
Line open, station closed
  Midland Railway
Leicester to Burton upon Trent Line
  Desford
Line open, station closed

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