Ferry Meadows railway station
|British Rail Class 24 no. 24081 prepares to depart the station with a westbound service.|
|Area||City of Peterborough|
|Original company||London and Birmingham Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|Operated by||Nene Valley Railway|
|2 June 1845||Opened as Overton|
|1 August 1913||Renamed Orton Waterville|
|5 October 1942||Closed for regular passenger trains|
|1 June 1977||Reopened|
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Ferry Meadows is a station on the Nene Valley Railway between Wansford and Orton Mere. The current station has one platform, and has no car park of its own. In 2004, a new station building was added. Previously at Fletton Junction on the East Coast Main Line, the building was demolished, moved to Ferry Meadows and rebuilt brick-by-brick in its current location. In the Nene Park close by, there is a watersports centre as well as three children's play areas, three lakes and a miniature railway. The Park is open throughout the year, but most facilities such as the miniature railway and pedaloes only run from Easter to the end of October. Ferry Meadows station is on the site of the former Orton Waterville station.
Orton Waterville railway station served the villages of Orton Waterville and Orton Longueville in Cambridgeshire. It was on the London and North Western Railway Northampton to Peterborough line. The station was originally called Overton. The station was closed to regular passenger trains in 1942 but was used by railway staff until the 1960s. The Wansford to Peterborough section closed in 1966, but has since been reopened as the Nene Valley Railway. Orton Waterville station has also been reopened and is now known as Ferry Meadows.
Ferry Meadows Station will be the site of the Nene Valley's Travelling Post Office (TPO) Museum. 'Night Mail', The International Story of Mail by Rail, will be unique in telling the story of mail across the Continent thanks to the NVR's unique collection of Mail and European rail vehicles. The museum will house both British mail carriages, a number of road vehicles and Continental vehicles. This includes including the last surviving coach from the Great Train Robbery.
The Project is being driven by 'The Friends of M30272M' and 'The International Railway Preservation Society'. Construction of an initial four coach running shed is due to start in 2013.
- Orton Waterville station on navigable 1946 O. S. map
- Orton Waterville station on Subterranea Britannica
|Preceding station||Heritage railways||Following station|
|Wansford||Nene Valley Railway||Orton Mere|
|Castor||London and North Western Railway
Rugby to Peterborough East
|Castor||Northampton and Peterborough Railway
Northampton to Peterborough East
|Castor||Great Northern Railway
Leicester Belgrave Road to Peterborough North