Calveley railway station

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Calveley
Calveley station site geograph-3833112-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station in 1990
Location
Place Calveley
Area Cheshire
Coordinates 53°07′29″N 2°36′41″W / 53.1247°N 2.6115°W / 53.1247; -2.6115Coordinates: 53°07′29″N 2°36′41″W / 53.1247°N 2.6115°W / 53.1247; -2.6115
Grid reference SJ590588
Operations
Original company Grand Junction Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 October 1840 Opened
7 March 1960 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Calveley railway station (originally Highwayside) was located in the centre of the small village of Calveley, Cheshire, England.

History[edit]

Opened 1 October 1840 by the Grand Junction Railway,[2] it was served by what was the Chester and Crewe Railway (now the North Wales Coast Line) between Chester, Cheshire and Crewe, Cheshire. It was 8 miles from the large railway centre of Crewe.[3]

Renamed Calveley five years after opening, the station had two platforms with the main station building being located on the up line. The Shropshire Union Canal was close by so warehouses were built for movement of goods and there was a sidings for United Dairies.[4] In 1947 King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon visited the station and local church.[5] Passenger services ended 7 March 1960 and all services 2 November 1964.[6] Remains of both platforms can be seen.

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Further reading[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Worleston
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
North Wales Coast Line
  Beeston Castle and Tarporley
Line open, station closed