Boughton railway station (Nottinghamshire)
The site of the former station
|Area||Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|8 March 1897||Opened|
|19 September 1955||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The station was opened by the LD&ECR on its main line from Chesterfield Market Place to Lincoln. The LD&ECR was taken over by the GCR in 1907 and subsequently became part of the LNER in 1923 then British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The platforms were wooden, similar to the high level platforms at Dukeries Junction. The stationmaster's house was characteristic of the line, but the station buildings were not, they appear to have been made of wood, but on another page Dow himself says otherwise.
There never was a Sunday service at Boughton.
In 1922 three trains per day plied between Chesterfield Market Place and Lincoln with a market day extra on Fridays between Langwith Junction and Lincoln. All these trains called at all stations, though on the Friday extra Boughton was a request stop.
From 1951 trains stopped running through to Chesterfield, turning back at Langwith Junction instead. Otherwise the same pattern continued until the last train on 17 September 1955.
The Wigan Coal and Iron Company intended to open a new colliery at Bevercotes and the LD&ECR obtained powers to build a branch from Boughton sidings. It did not materialise and for many years the branch terminated at a set of buffers in the countryside. The colliery was opened in 1965 and the stub of line finally came into use.
During World War II a connection was made to serve Boughton Ordnance Depot which had a large contingent of American service personnel.
The line through Boughton Station was reopened to non-passenger traffic in August 2009 as the High Marnham Test Track. The line is used by Network Rail to test new engineering trains and on-track plant.
The new test line runs from Thoresby Colliery Junction to the site of the partially demolished High Marnham Power Station, and passes former station sites of Ollerton, Boughton, Tuxford Central and Dukeries Junction, all these stations were closed by 1955.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|Great Central Railway
Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway
Line and station closed
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