Castlethorpe railway station
Remains of the station (1991)
|Area||Borough of Milton Keynes (ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire)|
|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
|2 August 1882||Opened|
|6 July 1964||Goods facilities withdrawn|
|6 September 1964||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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.
Castlethorpe station was opened for goods in 1881 and the first passenger train arrived at 8.30am on Monday, 2 August 1882.
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.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
|London and North Western Railway
West Coast Main Line
Line and station open
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.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, ISBN 1-85260-508-1,
- Milton Keynes Heritage website regarding Castlethorpe station closure - 6 September 1964