East Halton railway station
|Area||North East Lincolnshire|
|Original company||Barton and Immingham Light Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|1 May 1911||Station opened|
|July 1956||Station became an unstaffed halt|
|17 June 1963||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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The station was built by the Barton and Immingham Light Railway under the auspices of the Great Central Railway. The line's primary purpose was to enable workers to get to and from Immingham Dock which was being built at the time the line was opened. The typical journey time to the dock was fifteen minutes.
The station was the only one on the line built with two brick faced platforms, though the second track and platform were removed in later years. In 1954 the platform facilities consisted of a seat, a corrugated iron shelter a station sign reading East Halton Halt and two lamps.
Shortly after closure the track was lifted for about 100 yards from the junction at Goxhill, leaving the line through the station as a long siding which was sometimes used to store redundant wagons. Some time later the track was lifted through the station almost to Killingholme Admiralty Platform. In 2015 the line of route was still plain to see.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line closed, station open
|Great Central Railway
Barton and Immingham Light Railway
|Killingholme Admiralty Platform
Line and station closed
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