Melton Mowbray North railway station

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Melton Mowbray North
Location
Place Melton Mowbray
Area Leicestershire
Grid reference SK753196
Operations
Pre-grouping Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway
Post-grouping LNER and LMS Joint
Platforms 2
History
1 September 1879 Opened
7 December 1953 Closed to regular services
9 September 1962 Closed to summer specials
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Melton Mowbray North railway station was a railway station in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, United Kingdom on the Great Northern and London and North Western Joint Railway.

The station was built of red brick but with lavish ornamentation in the classical style. There were two platforms connected by a subway.

Opening[edit]

The station opened on 1 September 1879 with services to Nottingham (London Road). The routes to Grantham and Newark and south to Market Harborough opened on 15 December.

Services[edit]

Initially the main services were Northampton to Nottingham and Northampton to Newark, both via Melton, provided by the London and North Western Railway, and Melton to Grantham, provided by the Great Northern Railway. Other services were attempted but were short lived.

The through Newark services were not a success, so to cut costs, these were withdrawn on 1 May 1882 and replaced by connecting trains from Harby & Stathern.

On 1 January 1883, the GNR opened their line from Marefield Junction, on the joint line to the south, to their new station at Leicester (Belgrave Road). The GNR then replaced their Melton to Grantham service with a through Leicester to Grantham service.

The Newark connections from Harby were gradually withdrawn. In 1910 the service comprised one train each way between Leicester and Newark which interconnected with a Northampton to Nottingham train at Harby.[1] This service was withdrawn by 1922. Passengers to Newark then had to change at either Radcliffe-on-Trent or Grantham.

Closure[edit]

Regular services ceased on 7 December 1953 but summer specials, mainly Leicester to Skegness or Mablethorpe, which had always been the one bright spot for the line, survived until 1962, and through goods traffic lasted until 1964. [2][3]

Since closure the station buildings and the nearby Scalford Road bridge have been completely obliterated and replaced by retail units. However a short distance to the north, in Melton Country Park, the formation can be accessed. It can then be walked to just south of Scalford, mainly on an embankment.

Summary of Former Services[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Great Dalby   London and North Western Railway
Market Harborough to Nottingham London Road Low Level
  Scalford
Great Dalby   Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Grantham
  Scalford

Timetable for April 1910[edit]

The table below shows the train departures from Melton Mowbray North in April 1910.[1]

Departure Going to Calling at Arrival Operator
07.30 (Wed) Nottingham London Rd Low Level Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Barnstone, Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Netherfield, Nottingham London Rd Low Level 09.06 LNWR
08.01 Nottingham London Rd Low Level Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Barnstone, Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Netherfield, Nottingham London Rd Low Level 09.16 LNWR
08.16 Grantham Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Sedgebrook, Grantham 09.10 GNR
08.53 Northampton Castle Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Tilton, East Norton, Hallaton, Market Harborough, Clipston & Oxendon, Kelmarsh, Lamport, Brixworth, Spratton, Pitsford & Brampton, Northampton Castle 10.27 LNWR
09.42 Grantham Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Grantham 10.28 GNR
09.51 London Euston John O'Gaunt, East Norton, Market Harborough, Northampton Castle, Bletchley (slip coach), London Euston 12.35 LNWR
09.59 (Mon, Wed, Sat) Leicester Belgrave Road Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 10.43 GNR
10.27 Newark Northgate Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Cotham, Newark Northgate 11.25 GNR
10.40 Nottingham London Rd Low Level Harby & Stathern, Barnstone, Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Netherfield, Nottingham London Rd Low Level 11.25 LNWR
11.46 Northampton Castle John O'Gaunt, Tilton, East Norton, Hallaton, Market Harborough, Clipston & Oxendon, Kelmarsh, Lamport, Brixworth, Spratton, Pitsford & Brampton, Northampton Castle 13.29 LNWR
11.52 (Mon, Wed, Sat) Harby & Stathern Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern 12.10 GNR
11.54 Leicester Belgrave Road Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 12.36 GNR
12.15 Nottingham London Rd Low Level Harby & Stathern (Change for Grantham), Barnstone, Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham London Rd Low Level 12.55 LNWR
13.23 Grantham Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Sedgebrook, Grantham 14.12 GNR
13.31 Leicester Belgrave Road Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 14.15 GNR
14.50 Nottingham London Rd Low Level Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern (Change for Grantham), Barnstone, Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Netherfield, Nottingham London Rd Low Level 15.45 LNWR
15.28 Northampton Castle Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Tilton, East Norton, Hallaton, Market Harborough, Clipston & Oxendon, Kelmarsh, Lamport, Brixworth, Spratton, Pitsford & Brampton, Northampton Castle 17.01 LNWR
16.05 Leicester Belgrave Road Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 16.47 GNR
16.18 Nottingham London Rd Low Level Harby & Stathern, Barnstone, Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Netherfield, Nottingham London Rd Low Level 17.09 LNWR
16.28 Grantham Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Grantham 17.15 GNR
16.41 London Euston John O'Gaunt, Market Harborough, Brixworth, Pitsford & Brampton, Northampton Castle, Bletchley, Leighton, Watford, Willesden Junction, London Euston 19.40 LNWR
18.29 Grantham Scalford, Long Clawson & Hose, Harby & Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Grantham 19.15 GNR
18.43 Leicester Belgrave Road Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 19.25 GNR
18.56 Northampton Castle Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Tilton (Change for Leicester), East Norton, Hallaton, Market Harborough, Northampton Castle 20.12 LNWR
19.15 Nottingham London Rd Low Level Scalford, Harby & Stathern, Barnstone, Bingham Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Netherfield, Nottingham London Rd Low Level 20.10 LNWR
20.40 Leicester Belgrave Road Great Dalby, John O'Gaunt, Loseby, Ingersby, Thurnby & Scraptoft, Humberstone, Leicester Belgrave Road 21.23 GNR

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bradshaw's Railway Guide, April 1910
  2. ^ A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain. Volume 9 The East Midlands. Robin Leleux
  3. ^ Forgotten Railways. The East Midlands. P Anderson

Coordinates: 52°46′06″N 0°53′12″W / 52.7684°N 0.8867°W / 52.7684; -0.8867