Luffenham railway station

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Luffenham
Luffenham geograph-3764213-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Level-crossing at former station
Location
Place South Luffenham
Area Rutland
Grid reference SK945027
Operations
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
20 March 1848 Opened
2 June 1851 Seaton branch opened.
6 June 1966 Station and Seaton branch closed. [1]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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The location of Luffenham Station, which served the villages of North and South Luffenham from 1848-1966.

Luffenham railway station is a former station of the Syston and Peterborough Railway serving the villages of North and South Luffenham, Rutland.[2] The station was situated adjacent to a level crossing on the North Luffenham to Duddington road. It was about 0.8 miles from each village by road, although only 0.5 miles from South Luffenham by the public footpath that was soon established (and which still exists). It also became the junction for the London and North Western Railway's Rugby and Stamford Railway in 1850.

The substantial station buildings were of Italianate design and there was a goods shed next to the platform. There were three lines through the station, that for the main platform being a loop. There were sidings to both sides and originally two signal boxes, one of which was removed in the early 20th century. All of the local trains and many of the semi fasts called at the station. It closed to goods in 1964 and to passengers in 1966.[3]

At grouping in 1923 it became part of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

The line from Seaton was closed and lifted in 1966, but the main Midland line is still in operation for trains from Leicester to Peterborough.

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Manton   Midland Railway
Leicester to Peterborough line
  Ketton & Collyweston
Morcott London and North Western Railway
Seaton branch
  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ British Railways Atlas.1947. p.16
  3. ^ Preston Hendry, R., Powell Hendry, R., (1982) An historical survey of selected LMS stations : layouts and illustrations. Vol. 1 Oxford Publishing

Coordinates: 52°36′49″N 0°36′16″W / 52.6135°N 0.6044°W / 52.6135; -0.6044