Lutterworth railway station

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Lutterworth
Lutterworth Railway Station.jpg
Site of Lutterworth Station in 2008
Location
Place Lutterworth
Area Harborough
Grid reference SP547845
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
15 March 1899 Opened
5 May 1969 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Lutterworth was a station on the Great Central Railway, the last main line to be constructed from the north of England to London, which opened in 1899 to serve the small Leicestershire town of Lutterworth. The station was equipped with an island platform designed by Alexander Ross which allowed the tracks to pass either side of a central platform, and was intended to facilitate future expansion of the railway.[1]

The station closed along with the railway line in 1969, and today little remains of it. Along Station Road can be found the stationmaster's house and the cutting where the yards and station stood.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Rugby Central
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
London Extension
  Ashby Magna
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leicester County Council, "Lutterworth Station".
  2. ^ Healy, J.M.C. (1987). Great Central Memories. London: Baton Transport. p. 95. ISBN 0-85936-193-4. 

Coordinates: 52°27′23″N 1°11′43″W / 52.4563°N 1.1952°W / 52.4563; -1.1952