Basford North railway station

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Basford North
Basford North railway station.jpg
Basford North Station on 21 August 1963
Location
Place Old Basford
Area Nottingham
Grid reference SK549439
Operations
Original company Great Northern Railway
Pre-grouping Great Northern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
London Midland Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
1 February 1876[1] Opened as New Basford
1 August 1876 Renamed Basford and Bulwell
21 September 1953 Renamed Basford North
7 September 1964 Closed to passengers
2 October 1967[2] Goods facilities withdrawn
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Basford North railway station was a former railway station to serve Basford and Bulwell in Nottinghamshire, England. It was close to the River Leen which it crossed with a nine-arch brick viaduct.[3]

History[edit]

It was opened originally as Dob Park Station as it was built on land belonging to that estate but quickly changed its name to Basford and Bulwell. Built by the Great Northern Railway on its Derbyshire Extension in 1875-6, and later again renamed Basford North to avoid confusion with the Midland Railways's earlier built station originally named Basford opened in 1848[1]

It closed in 1964. There were further stations in Bulwell at Bulwell Common, Bulwell Forest and Bulwell Hall Halt.[4]

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

Present day[edit]

An industrial estate occupies the former site of the station.[5]

On the site of the old station resides a Tram Stop serving the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) Tram system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1, pp. 168, 29.
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R. (October 1978). Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830-1977. Bristol: Avon-AngliA Publications & Services. p. 103. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  3. ^ Higginson, M., (1989) The Friargate Line:Derby and the Great Northern Railway, Derby: Golden Pingle Publishing
  4. ^ http://www.systemed.plus.com/New_Adlestrop_Railway_Atlas.pdf
  5. ^ Shannon, Paul (2007). Nottinghamshire (British Railways Past and Present). Kettering, Northants: Past & Present Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-85895-253-6. 

     

Coordinates: 52°59′25″N 1°11′00″W / 52.99024°N 1.18342°W / 52.99024; -1.18342