Ardleigh railway station

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Ardleigh
Ardleigh station site geograph-3235112-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the station (1991)
Location
Place Ardleigh
Area District of Tendring
Operations
Original company Eastern Union Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
15 June 1846 Station opens
6 November 1967 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Ardleigh railway station served the village of Ardleigh in Essex, England. The station was situated on the Great Eastern Main Line.

History[edit]

Opened by the Eastern Union Railway, then absorbed by the Great Eastern Railway, it joined the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

There were sidings on both the down and up side at the London end of the station.[1] Those on the up side included goods sheds and handled both horticultural and seed traffics until the goods service was closed on 7 December 1964.[2]

The station was then closed for passenger traffic by the British Railways Board on 6 November 1967.[3]

The site today[edit]

Trains pass the site on the electrified Great Eastern Main Line.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Manningtree
Line Open, Station Open
  Eastern Region of British Railways
Great Eastern Main Line
  Colchester
Line Open, Station Open

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Victor E. (April 2011). Eastern Main Lines - Shenfield to Ipswich. Midhurst: Middleton Press. Plan XI. ISBN 978 1 906008 96 3. 
  2. ^ Mitchell 2011, Plate 92
  3. ^ Mitchell 2011, Plate 93

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°55′17″N 0°59′04″E / 51.92136°N 0.98440°E / 51.92136; 0.98440