Castlethorpe railway station

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Castlethorpe
Castlethorpe station, site geograph-3298512-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Remains of the station (1991)
Location
Place Castlethorpe
Area Borough of Milton Keynes (ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire)
Coordinates 52°05′33″N 0°50′20″W / 52.0925°N 0.8388°W / 52.0925; -0.8388Coordinates: 52°05′33″N 0°50′20″W / 52.0925°N 0.8388°W / 52.0925; -0.8388
Grid reference SP796444
Operations
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
Platforms 4
History
2 August 1882[1] Opened
6 July 1964[2] Goods facilities withdrawn
6 September 1964 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Castlethorpe was a railway station serving the then Buckinghamshire village of the same name on the West Coast Main Line in England. The station was located south of the bridge over the current line on what remains Station Road.

History[edit]

Castlethorpe station was opened for goods in 1881 and the first passenger train arrived at 8.30am on Monday, 2 August 1882.

Closure[edit]

A strong campaign to keep the station open was mounted by the parish council and Sir Frank Markham, Member of Parliament for Buckingham. Robert Maxwell the prospective Labour Party candidate also got involved.[3]

Routes[edit]

A 1911 Railway Clearing House map of railways in the vicinity of Castlethorpe (lower right)


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Roade
Line open, station closed
  London and North Western Railway
West Coast Main Line
  Wolverton
Line and station open

Present day[edit]

The West Coast Main Line runs through the site of the station where sections of the platforms were still in situ in 2013. The buildings were demolished soon after closure.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1,
  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. ISBN 0-905466-19-5. 
  3. ^ Milton Keynes Heritage website regarding Castlethorpe station closure - 6 September 1964