Stannington railway station

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Stannington
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Stannington station house
Location
Place Stannington
Area Northumberland
Coordinates 55°07′40″N 1°39′38″W / 55.1277°N 1.6606°W / 55.1277; -1.6606Coordinates: 55°07′40″N 1°39′38″W / 55.1277°N 1.6606°W / 55.1277; -1.6606
Operations
Original company North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
North Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 March 1847 Station opens
15 September 1958 Closed to passengers
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Stannington railway station was a railway station which served the village of Stannington in Northumberland, England. It was located on the East Coast Main Line. It was opened in 1847 as Netherton, and closed in 1958. The community around the location of the station is today known as Stannington Station.

History[edit]

Farm Shop and Coffee Shop, Stannington Station (March 2006)

The station was opened on 1 March 1847. It was located on the Newcastle & Berwick Railway between Morpeth and Cramlington. It was initially named Netherton, but was renamed to Stannington on 1 January 1892.[1] The station buildings were designed by Benjamin Green.[2]

The station remained open until 15 September 1958, when it was closed to passengers. Goods services to the site continued for another six years but were withdrawn in August 1964.[1]

The site today[edit]

Stannington Station in December 2005

The site of the station is now an important level crossing over the present East Coast Main Line. The station house, a three-bedroomed property, is still in existence having been converted to residential use, although it has been substantially altered.[3][4]

The station was located some distance from the village of Stannington, and a community grew up around the site which took the name of the station. The name Stannington Station is still used to refer to the area, which is located on the trunk A1 road[5] and the smaller A192 road.[6]

Housing development near to Stannington has led to suggestions that the station could be reopened.[7] This aim is supported by the South East Northumberland Rail User Group.[8]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Cramlington
Line and station open
  North Eastern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  Morpeth

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