Blisworth railway station
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View eastward, towards Bletchley and London on the West Coast Main Line
|Original company||London and Birmingham Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
London Midland Region of British Railways
|17 September 1838||Station opened|
|1853||replaced by new station|
|4 January 1960||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Blisworth railway station was a junction station on the London and North Western Railway (today, the West Coast Main Line), the Northampton and Banbury Junction Railway, and the Northampton and Peterborough Railway. As well as providing interchange between the lines, the station served the village of Blisworth in Northamptonshire and its environs. The station was opened by the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) in 1838.
The station was opened on 17 September 1838. In 1845 the L&BR opened its Northampton and Peterborough Railway, a line which connected Peterborough East and Northampton Bridge Street from a junction nearby. The station was rebuilt 805 metres (880 yd) to the north in 1853, closer to the junction, to facilitate changing trains.
In 1866 a line was opened to Banbury by the Northampton & Banbury Junction Railway. This railway built a small corrugated iron motive power depot at the station in 1882, together with a turntable and other servicing facilities. This was closed in 1929, but locomotives continued to be serviced in the yard until the closure of the station.
The station closed on 4 January 1960, and was demolished soon afterward.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Weedon||London and Birmingham Railway||Roade|
|Terminus||Northampton and Peterborough Railway||Northampton Bridge Street|
Northampton and Banbury Junction Railway
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 37. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- J M Dunn, The Stratford-upon-Avon and Midland Junction Railway, Oakwood Press, South Godstone, 1952
- Griffiths, Roger; Smith, Paul (1999). The directory of British engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: 1. Oxford: Oxford Publishing Co. p. 157. ISBN 0-86093-542-6.
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