Tempsford railway station

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Tempsford
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The orange roof is, or is on the site of, the railway station
Location
Place Tempsford
Area Central Bedfordshire
Grid reference TL180542
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
History
1 January 1863 (1863-01-01) Station opened
5 November 1956 Station closed
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Tempsford railway station was built by the Great Northern Railway to serve the village of Tempsford in Bedfordshire, England.

History[edit]

A 1914 Railway Clearing House map showing (lower centre) railways in the vicinity of Tempsford

The Great Northern Railway main line from London to Peterborough had opened in 1850 including stations at Sandy and St. Neots. A station between these, named Tempsford, was opened on 1 January 1863.[1][2] It was located 47 miles 40 chains (76.4 km) from London King's Cross.[3]

The station closed on 5 November 1956.[2]

Route[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Sandy
Line and station open
  Great Northern Railway
East Coast Main Line
  St. Neots
Line and station open

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 1976, p. 11, section C2.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 227.
  3. ^ Yonge 2006, map 15C.

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  • Yonge, John (September 2006) [1994]. Jacobs, Gerald, ed. 2: Eastern. Railway Track Diagrams (3rd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. ISBN 0-9549866-2-8. 

Coordinates: 52°10′26″N 0°16′30″W / 52.17389°N 0.275134°W / 52.17389; -0.275134