Althorp Park railway station
|Original company||London and North Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 December 1881||Station opens|
|13 June 1960||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Althorp Park railway station served the village of Althorp in Northamptonshire, England. The station, which was situated on the Northampton Loop Line, was adjacent to Althorp House, the ancestral seat of the Spencers, the family of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Opened by the London and North Western Railway, it joined the London Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was closed by the British Transport Commission in 1960.
The site today
Trains still pass at speed on the West Coast Main Line, as part of the Northampton Loop Line. As the station was closed by 1997 Lady Diana Spencer's funeral passed through Althorp station on its way to Long Buckby.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line and station open
|London and North Western Railway
Line open, station closed
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
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