Whitegate shown within Cheshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Whitegate and Marton|
|Unitary authority||Cheshire West and Chester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Whitegate is a small village in Cheshire, England, located near the towns of Northwich and Winsford. It is situated in the civil parish of Whitegate and Marton, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester.
Whitegate was once connected to the national rail network, although the station was some distance from the village centre.
The line was principally used for freight to and from the numerous salt works in the Winsford area. Passenger services had a somewhat chequered history, being twice suspended for a number of years during the nineteenth century. After being restored in 1892, following a four-year break, passenger services continued until January 1931 when they were withdrawn for the final time. Whitegate station closed in to all traffic in November 1963, and the whole line in February 1968.
By the 1970s the course of the disused railway had been turned into a footpath and bridle way. It is now open from close to the original junction near Cuddington to the site of the Winsford and Over terminus near the River Weaver.
- "Station Name: Whitegate". Disused Stations: Closed Stations in the UK. Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 2013-06-13.
- Whitegate Way (Discovercheshire website)
- Whitegate Way Cycling Route (Discovercheshire website)
- Whitegate Way Riding Route (Discovercheshire website)
- Official website of Cheshire West and Chester Council