Awsworth railway station

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Awsworth
Location
PlaceAwsworth
AreaBroxtowe
Grid referenceSK479442
Operations
Original companyGreat Northern Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Northern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
1 November 1880Station opened
7 September 1964Station closed
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

Awsworth railway station was a former railway station in Awsworth, Nottinghamshire. It was opened by the Great Northern Railway on its Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension in 1875-6.

History[edit]

It was situated on a down grade between Kimberley East railway station and the crossing of the Erewash Valley, which it crossed by means of the impressive Bennerley Viaduct which has been partly preserved. Nearby was Awsworth Junction where a branch led north towards Eastwood and Langley Mill and Pinxton[1]

Opened by the Great Northern Railway, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

It was then closed by the British Railways Board.

 

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Kimberley   London Midland Region of British Railways
(Derby) Friargate Line
  Ilkeston North

The site today[edit]

The station house is still there on a path past the site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higginson, M., (1989) The Friargate Line:Derby and the Great Northern Railway, Derby: Golden Pingle Publishing
  2. ^ [1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.

 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°59′35″N 1°17′14″W / 52.99299°N 1.28729°W / 52.99299; -1.28729