Braunston London Road railway station

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For the station Great Central Railway station which served the village, see Braunston and Willoughby railway station.
Braunston London Road
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The station after closure in 1962
Location
Place Braunston
Area Daventry
Coordinates 52°17′13″N 1°12′33″W / 52.2869°N 1.2091°W / 52.2869; -1.2091Coordinates: 52°17′13″N 1°12′33″W / 52.2869°N 1.2091°W / 52.2869; -1.2091
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Platforms 2 (later just one)
History
1 August 1895[1] Station opened as Braunston
1 July 1950 Renamed Braunston London Road
15 September 1958[1] Station closes for passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Braunston London Road was one of two railway stations that served the village of Braunston in Northamptonshire, England. The station was built on the Weedon to Leamington Spa branch line on an embankment next to the village's wharf on the Grand Union Canal after the demolishing of a number of houses and a pub that were in the way.[2]

The station opened along with the Leamington extension of the Weedon line on 1 August 1895. It was on a passing loop and originally had two platforms with an underpass linking them, however the second platform was later taken out of use and removed, so trains in both directions called at the same platform, although the loop was retained for goods traffic until the line closed.[3]

The station was originally known as just Braunston, however it was renamed as Braunston London Road in 1950, to differentiate it from the other station serving the village.[3] Despite its small size, Braunston was also served by Braunston and Willoughby station on the former Great Central Main Line, which served Braunston and the village of Willoughby, which it was closer to.

The line closed to passengers in 1958, and freight in 1963.

Little now remains of the station, although the embankment where it stood can still be seen.[4]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Daventry
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Weedon to Leamington Spa line
  Flecknoe
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Braunston Station on Warwickshire Railways
  2. ^ http://www.lhi.org.uk/docs/booklet.pdf 'Discover Braunston', Braunston History Society (pdf format)]
  3. ^ a b Hurst, Geoffrey (1993). LNWR Branch Lines of West Leicestershire & East Warwickshire (First Edition ed.). Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-947796-16-9. 
  4. ^ Kingscott, Geoffrey (2009). Lost Railways Of Northamptonshire. Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-84674-108-1. 

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