Six Mile Bottom railway station

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Six Mile Bottom
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Six Mile Bottom station site in 2007, looking towards Dullingham. A Sprinter in Anglia Railways livery passes.
Location
Place Six Mile Bottom
Area South Cambridgeshire
Coordinates 52°11′10″N 0°18′19″E / 52.1862°N 0.3052°E / 52.1862; 0.3052Coordinates: 52°11′10″N 0°18′19″E / 52.1862°N 0.3052°E / 52.1862; 0.3052
Grid reference TL577567
Operations
Original company Newmarket and Chesterford Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
4 Apr 1848 Opened as Westley[1]
(to Great Chesterford)
October 1848 Renamed Six Mile Bottom[1]
1851 Stopped service to Great Chesterford; Started service to Cambridge
1967 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
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Six Mile Bottom railway station is a disused railway station on the Ipswich to Ely Line between Dullingham and Fulbourn. It served the village of Six Mile Bottom, until closure in January 1967. The station buildings and platform remain as a private residence. Although the station is closed, the line remains in use.

The original railway connected Newmarket and Great Chesterford but a direct connection from Six Mile Bottom to Cambridge saw the Six Mile Bottom–Great Chesterford section close in 1851, one of the earliest recorded closures in UK railway history.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Fulbourn
Line open, station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Ipswich to Ely Line
  Dullingham
Line and station open
Disused railways
Newmarket (High Level)   Newmarket and Chesterford Railway   Balsham Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.