Clifton-on-Trent railway station

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Clifton-on-Trent
Clifton-on-Trent Railway Station.jpg
Site of the former station in 2017
Location
Area Nottinghamshire
Grid reference SK 827 713
Operations
Original company LD&ECR
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping LNER
British Railways
Platforms 2
History
March 1897 Opened
19 September 1955 Closed[1]
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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal


Clifton-on-Trent railway station is a former railway station between North Clifton and South Clifton in eastern Nottinghamshire, England.

Context[edit]

The station was opened in March 1897 by the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway on its main line from Chesterfield to Lincoln.[2] It was closed by British Railways in 1955.

The station was at the eastern end of Fledborough Viaduct, which crossed the River Trent. It was a short walk to the river and was popular with anglers.

The station buildings and Stationmaster's house were all built in the company's distinctive architectural style,[3][4] which had clear echoes at Arkwright Town, Bolsover South and Warsop, to name but three.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Fledborough
Line and station closed
  Great Central Railway
Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway
  Doddington and Harby
Line and station closed

Former Services[edit]

There never was a Sunday service at Clifton-on-Trent.

In 1922 3 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 Clifton.[5]

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.

Trains continued to pass, including Summer excursions[6] which continued until 1964, but the picture was of progressive decline. A derailment at Clifton itself on 21 February 1980[3] led to the immediate closure of the line from High Marnham Power Station through the station to Pyewipe Junction. These tracks were subsequently lifted.

Modern Times[edit]

Today the trackbed eastwards from the site of Fledborough Station, across Fledborough Viaduct, through Clifton to Doddington & Harby forms an off-road part of National Cycle Route 647 which is part of the National Cycle Network.

From Harby onwards through the site of Skellingthorpe almost to Pyewipe Junction the trackbed forms an off-road part of National Cycle Route 64.[7][8]

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Coordinates: 53°14′2.08″N 0°45′34.91″W / 53.2339111°N 0.7596972°W / 53.2339111; -0.7596972