Countesthorpe railway station

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Countesthorpe
Location
Place Countesthorpe
Area Blaby
Coordinates 52°33′17″N 1°09′04″W / 52.5547°N 1.1511°W / 52.5547; -1.1511Coordinates: 52°33′17″N 1°09′04″W / 52.5547°N 1.1511°W / 52.5547; -1.1511
Grid reference SP576955
Operations
Original company Midland Counties Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1840 – June 1842 Station opened
1 January 1962 Station closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Countesthorpe railway station was a railway station serving Countesthorpe in Leicestershire.

The station was on the Midland Counties Railway main line to Rugby, and it opened at some point between 1840 and June 1842.[1] In 1844 the Midland Counties joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway.

In 1857 the Midland completed a new main line south to Hitchin and the Leicester – Rugby section of the Midland Counties was relegated to a branch. British Railways closed the Leicester – Rugby line and its stations, including Countesthorpe which closed on 1 January 1962.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Broughton Astley
Line and station closed
  Midland Railway
Midland Counties Railway
  Wigston South
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.