Denver (Great Eastern) railway station

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Denver
Denver station site geograph-3408172-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station in 1991
Location
Place Denver
Area King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Grid reference TF597008
Operations
Original company East Anglian Railway
Pre-grouping Great Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
History
1 January 1847 (1847-01-01) Opened as
Denver Road Gate[1]
25 October 1847 Renamed Denver[1]
1 February 1870 Closed[1]
1 July 1885 Re-opened[1]
22 September 1930 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
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Denver railway station (originally opened as Denver Road Gate) was a station in Denver, Norfolk on the Great Eastern Railway route between King's Lynn and Cambridge, commonly known as the Fen Line. It was also the beginning of a small branch to Stoke Ferry.

History[edit]

The Lynn and Ely Railway (L&ER) had opened between King's Lynn and Downham on 27 October 1846.[2] Two months later, on New Years Day 1847, the Lynn & Ely Railway was extended to Denver Road Gate Station. On 25 October 1847, the line was extended to Ely; but in the meantime, on 22 July 1847, the L&ER had amalgamated with the Lynn and Dereham Railway and the Ely and Huntingdon Railway to form the East Anglian Railway.[3] The station was opened with the line to Ely.[1] It closed on 1 February 1870, re-opened on 1 July 1885, and finally closed on 22 September 1930.[1]

Routes[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Ouse Bridge
Line open, station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Fen Line
  Downham
Line and station open
Disused railways
Ryston
Line and station closed
  Great Eastern Railway
Stoke Ferry Branch
  Downham
Line and station open

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Butt 1995, p. 78.
  2. ^ Allen 1956, pp. 33,214.
  3. ^ Allen 1956, p. 33.

References[edit]

  • Allen, Cecil J. (1956) [1955]. The Great Eastern Railway (2nd ed.). Hampton Court: Ian Allan. 
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

Coordinates: 52°34′55″N 0°21′22″E / 52.582°N 0.356°E / 52.582; 0.356